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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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Impeachment is possible, and my hope is that impeachment of the president and vice president would restore some of the good will to the United States that has been so badly eroded by those two malfeasants.
Priding himself as a philanthropist, Young distributed profits liberally while various other malfeasants, some from the old depraved days, some from the new, competed with him despite the fact the town's delights drew plenty of custom for all to share.
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