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Word: malfeasance

Definition: wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)


Sentences Containing 'malfeasance'

Crook wrote that "Congress ought to look into it urgently, with witnesses on oath", adding that the "picture of blundering malfeasance that emerges from this book is deeply depressing".
Faced with the prospect that his malfeasance would be discovered, Tate absconded with nearly $250,000 of state funds.
However, those investments yielded more heartache than profit, and what he claims was fiduciary malfeasance by some partners in these ventures left Pocklington the target of numerous lawsuits.
It isn't until Donna secretly presents evidence to Jessica of Cameron's past malfeasance behind Harvey's back that Jessica is able to force Cameron into changing his deal with the state attorney's office and resigning his position as DA, saving Harvey.
The painting was a political statement; the incompetent captain was an inexperienced sailor, but a politically sound anti-Bonapartist. According to contemporary art critic and curator Karen Wilkin, Géricault's painting acts as a "cynical indictment of the bungling malfeasance of France's post-Napoleonic officialdom, much of which was recruited from the surviving families of the "Ancien Régime"".

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