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malfeasance

[malfē′zəns]
Etymology: Fr, malfaire, to do evil
performance of an unlawful, wrongful act. Compare misfeasance, nonfeasance.

malfeasance (malfē´zəns),

n an act that one should not do at all or the unjust performance of some act that one has no right to do.
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He confirmed that extremist speeches do not do our Muslim communities any good, but on the other hand, eases the way for malfeasants to get into our communities and spread hatred and separate members of the Muslim family.
Rite Aid's risk management department, however, is trying to corral that and a much larger world of risk: young malfeasants buying nicotine patches or other over-the-counter medications to get high.
The legacy of the Hitler Youth as Nazi malfeasants, however, sits uneasily with their representation in the historical footage that Anger marshals here.
The Internet makes it possible for malfeasants not only to steal what's "in minds," such as strategies or plans, but also the products "of minds," such as software code and creative work.
The authors here, practitioners expert in sorting through the chaos inherent in security logs, concentrate on the practical as they describe intrusion detection system reporting through session logging that will determine malfeasants as well as user's risky web activities, firewall reporting, systems and network device reporting, creating a reporting infrastructure, scalable enterprise solutions such as ESM, managing log files, investing intrusions, and managing alerts.
None can question the ingeniousness of the plot, the range of interesting material, and the pointed criticism of crooks and malfeasants of all sorts.
Corporate malfeasants manipulate facts and distort arguments to politicize the civil justice system.
Labouchere contended that his legislative action was motivated by a strong popula r mandate to punish well-born malfeasants, noting that the government "intended that the law should be used equally against high and low.
Keep in mind that the purpose of the TEA confiscations at issue here is general emission reduction and not punishment of particular industrial malfeasants.
Revitalizing this 30-year-old charge - that dependent women were schemers who debased their bodies and degraded motherhood for public money - depended on convincing the citizenry that dependent women were deliberate malfeasants or compulsive miscreants.
Clad in a mixture of sleek grey metal panels and dark glazing, it has an imposing, bunker-like presence, calculated to deflect curious scrutiny and perhaps induce a sense of unease in local malfeasants.