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• 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.

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Source: Oxford Dictionary of English