What does Malfeasance mean?

Definitions for Malfeasancemælˈfi zəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. malfeasance(noun)

    wrongful conduct by a public official


  1. malfeasance(Noun)


  2. malfeasance(Noun)

    Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official that causes damage.

  3. Origin: From malfaisance, derived from malfaire, maufaire (“do evil”), from malefacio, from male + facio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malfeasance(noun)

    the doing of an act which a person ought not to do; evil conduct; an illegal deed

  2. 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

  1. Malfeasance

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Malfeasance

    Malfeasance, maltreated

    The government of Buhari of nigeria recovered N559 billion malfeasanced


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Malfeasance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Malfeasance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Adam McKay:

    You're talking about the advent of hip hop, child soldiers, the sex scandal in Catholic church and malfeasance in Wall Street - I'm pretty proud of that for Hollywood.

  2. Adam McKay:

    The Big Short you're talking about the advent of hip hop, child soldiers, the sex scandal in Catholic church and malfeasance in Wall Street - I'm pretty proud of that for Hollywood.

  3. Trey Gowdy:

    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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