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malfeasance

Doing an act that is wrongful.Contracts will often have default clauses for a party's malfeasance,misfeasance,or nonfeasance.Malfeasance is a wrongful act,misfeasance is a proper act done in a wrongful manner,and nonfeasance is the failure to act when one had a duty to act.

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Although we are able to distinguish own illnesses from other personal reasons in the data, in our view attributing an illegitimate absence to a child's illness is no less malfeasant than attributing it to one's own illness.
In his eyes, American journalists often mistook notorious cases of a priest-abuser or a malfeasant bishop as "the paradigm for all the cases." (9) Moreover, these same journalists also commonly left out of stories crucial details such as dates and timelines of the abuse, progress in the last decades in the understanding of the psychological nature of sexual attraction to children, and the actual pastoral and canonical complexities faced by bishops who were trying to do the right thing.
An early declaration of a malfeasant regime as odious can allow a financial straightjacket to be applied immediately on the regime.
* Require full disclosure of small arms and light weapons exports by all arms-exporting nations; sanction states that are malfeasant.
The blurring of the lines between the illegal act of piracy and the illicit acts of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, not to mention narcotics trafficking and poaching on fishing grounds, demands that we look beyond our own territorial borders to find a solution to the malfeasant threats to our individual and collective national security.
This is not an isolated occurrence in New Zealand film, with other foreign nations associated with hostile and malfeasant actions on New Zealand soil.
Or, it might stem from audits that are either ineffective or perceived to be ineffective when it comes to preventing and detecting malfeasant reporting practices.
True to the teens-gone-bad subgenre stereotype, Jenny's best friend (Faleena Hopkins) is a worse malfeasant than Jenny.
Zevit envisions the Deuteronomistic Historian as "an opinionated, bookish person," who was not concerned with the "social, military, or economic policies per se" of "malfeasant monarchs," but rather with policies concerning the "centrality of the Jerusalem temple" as the legitimate locale for "Yahwistic ministrants and appurtenances" (p.
It would be far better for the United States to make the case that its own imperialism, however malfeasant, is pudding next to a day in the life of those who live on the adversary's home turf.
Player behavior is delineated in terms of on-field production, attitude, and preparation and is stratified into four groups that range from the "perfect" owner's player, whose behavior is exactly aligned with the owner's goals, to a shirker, who is so malfeasant that he harms the sport.
They can help to stave off any number of maladies such as listing on little notes otherwise easily guessed passwords, lost notebooks with valuable intellectual property, and the malfeasant that just walked in behind your personnel when they came back from lunch who is now placing a wireless networking hub on your LAN to capture traffic from your parking lot.