Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Malfeasance Definition:

Doing something which is illegal.

Doing something which is illegal.

In Proksch v. Bettendorf, 218 Iowa 1376 (1934), the Supreme Court of Iowa adopted these words:

"Nonfeasance ... means the omission of an act which a person ought to do.

"Misfeasance is the improper doing of an act which a person might lawfully do.

"Malfeasance is the doing of an act which a person ought not to do at all."

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