Pronunciation: (mis-fē'zuns), [key]
1. a wrong, actual or alleged, arising from or consisting of affirmative action.
2. the wrongful performance of a normally lawful act; the wrongful and injurious exercise of lawful authority. Cf. malfeasance, nonfeasance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.