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misfeasance

An action that was legal and proper, but which was performed in an improper manner. A real estate agent who innocently deposits an earnest money check in the real estate company's business account instead of the escrow account, but who does not spend the money or use it in any manner, is probably guilty of a misfeasance. If the agent spent the money, that would be malfeasance, or doing something improper and illegal. If the agent put the check in a desk drawer and did not deposit it in any account, that would be nonfeasance, or the failure to take an action when the law required that some act be done.

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Under the Revised Penal Code, malfeasance is doing an act prohibited by law or doing an act ought not to be done, while misfeasance is the improper or irregular performance of an act and nonfeasance is the nonperformance, failure or refusal to do an act which one is required to do.
Gierran, is hereby directed and granted authority to conduct investigation and case build-up to determine possible misfeasance, malfeasance or non-feasance or other violations of law by members of the panel of the NPS over the dismissal of the case entitled: 'PNP-CIDG-MCIU vs.
The Revised Penal Code defines malfeasance as a public servant carrying out an act prohibited by law, misfeasance as an improper or irregular performance of an act and nonfeasance as the failure to do an act that one is required to do.
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Councillor Mandy Thompson started action against Peterlee Town Council for personal injury in January, claiming she has suffered from "harassment and misfeasance in public office" and that her human rights had been breached.
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They are not worth their salt and are forever excusing their shortcomings bleating in unison the dirge that "they will learn lessons" from their latest misfeasance.
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