Word of the Day 4/24


Statue of cat settled upon a book - an English dictionary, perhaps?

misfeasance
• noun Law a transgression, especially the wrongful exercise of lawful authority.
— origin early 17th cent.: from Old French mesfaisance, from mesfaire, from mes- ‘wrongly’ + faire ‘do’ (from Latin facere). Compare with malfeasance.

Pronunciation available online: http://www.askoxford.com

Source: Oxford Dictionary of English
http://www.oup.com/uk/isbn/9780198610571

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