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mis•pri•sion



Pronunciation: (mis-prizh'un), [key]
n.
1. a neglect or violation of official duty by one in office.
2. failure by one not an accessory to prevent or notify the authorities of treason or felony.
3. a contempt against the government, monarch, or courts, as sedition, lese majesty, or a contempt of court.
4. a mistake; misunderstanding.

mis•pri•sion



Pronunciation: (mis-prizh'un), [key]
n.
contempt or scorn.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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