wrongful conduct by a public official
Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official that causes damage.
Origin: From malfaisance, derived from malfaire, maufaire (“do evil”), from malefacio, from male + facio.
the doing of an act which a person ought not to do; evil conduct; an illegal deed
Origin: [F. malfaisance, fr. malfaisant injurious, doing ill; mal ill, evil + faisant doing, p. pr. of faire to do. See Malice, Feasible, and cf. Maleficence.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mal-fē′zans, n. evil-doing: the doing of what one ought not to do: an illegal deed. [Fr. malfaisance—L. male, evil, facĕre, to do.]
The government of Buhari of nigeria recovered N559 billion malfeasanced
The numerical value of Malfeasance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Malfeasance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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While the emails have never been the focus of our investigation, it was necessary to obtain them, and this committee is the first and only one to do so, if anyone wonders why the investigation is not yet complete, the malfeasance and numerous problems identified in this report are Exhibit A, and prove the committee has faced serial delays from day one at the hands of public officials who sought to avoid transparency and accountability. Congressional Democrats spent most of the day on Wednesday playing down the State Department audit. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Secretary Clinton had acted in good conscience and that Secretary Clinton email practices were consistent with what past secretaries of state had done. The audit did not name any other secretaries who had done so. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, ranking Democrat on the House oversight committee, accused Republicans of attacking Secretary Clinton only because Secretary Clinton is the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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- zločin, sabotáž, trestný čin, zákon, přestoupení, zneužitíCzech
- Untat, Schandtat, Sabotageakt, Sabotage, Übeltat, AmtsuntreueGerman
- maldad, abuso de autoridad, crimenSpanish
- sabotàis, olcScottish Gaelic
- maleficio existimabatLatin
- încălcarea legiiRomanian
- ரீதியான நடத்தைகளும்Tamil
- sự bất lươngVietnamese
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