misfeasance

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misfeasance

[misfē′zəns]
Etymology: AS, missan, to miss; L, facere, to make
an improper performance of a lawful act, especially in a way that may cause damage or injury. Compare malfeasance, nonfeasance.

misfeasance

The performance of a legal act in an improper or unlawful manner.

misfeasance (misfē´zens),

n the improper performance of some act that one may lawfully do.