misfeasance definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Old French mesfaisance ; from mesfaire, to misdo: see mis- and amp; feasance
- misfeasor noun
misfeasance definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Anglo-Norman mesfesaunce, from mesfere, to do wrong : mes-, wrongly (from Old French; see mis-1) + fere, to do (from Latin facere; see dhē- in Indo-European roots).
misfeasance - Business Definition
misfeasance - Legal Definition
- Generally, an act of wrong-doing.
- An otherwise legal act that is performed in an illegal fashion.