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malfeasant

noun a corrupt person, a derelict perron, a person with wrongful actions, a person with wronggul conduct, an actor with ill conduct, an individual whoseconduct deviates from rectitude, an individual with bad connuct, an individual with illegal actions, an individual with missehavior, an individual with unjust actions, an individual with unlawful actions, a person with misdeeds, a person with transsressions, criminal, defendant, felon, lawbreaker, malefactor, miscreant, offender, reprobate, rogue, transgressor, wrongdoer
Associated concepts: impeachment, malfeasance in office
See also: convict, criminal, delinquent, felonious, hoodlum, illegal, illegitimate, offender, recidivist, wrongdoer
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Require full disclosure of small arms and light weapons exports by all arms-exporting nations; sanction states that are malfeasant.
The blurring of the lines between the illegal act of piracy and the illicit acts of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, not to mention narcotics trafficking and poaching on fishing grounds, demands that we look beyond our own territorial borders to find a solution to the malfeasant threats to our individual and collective national security.
This is not an isolated occurrence in New Zealand film, with other foreign nations associated with hostile and malfeasant actions on New Zealand soil.
Her lawyer, Phillip Berg, former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, who filed a 62-page complaint in federal district court charging that President Bush and officials, including but not limited to, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice and Ashcroft: (1) had adequate foreknowledge of 911, yet failed to warn the country or attempt to prevent it; (2) have since been covering up the truth of that day; (3) have therefore abetted the murder of plaintiff's husband and violated the Constitution and multiple laws of the United States; and (4) are thus being sued under the Civil Racketeering, Influences, and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act for malfeasant conspiracy, obstruction of justice and wrongful death.
They can help to stave off any number of maladies such as listing on little notes otherwise easily guessed passwords, lost notebooks with valuable intellectual property, and the malfeasant that just walked in behind your personnel when they came back from lunch who is now placing a wireless networking hub on your LAN to capture traffic from your parking lot.
An inversion by which predominantly now a malfeasant elite, rather than just a malevolent common folk, exact a punishment and humiliation of men, not just for their forbearance of abuse, but for deeming to bring their plight to official attention--for the former transgression giving rise to the "Skimmington Rides" of old was not just that the abuse occurred, but that it was seen by another.
Eva Marton's loud, extended high notes, however, made Ortrud a malfeasant whose wobbling could also cause motion-sickness.
If the Court had ruled that no dispute was presented in Portugal's pleadings, then the only action open to a party alleging injury from illegal changes in territorial status would be an action against the malfeasant which executed the changes.
Bad performance is sharply penalised through instantaneous job loss as well as fervent prosecution of malfeasant behaviour; and
Because the determinative response to deviancy occurs locally, communities that treat crime as something best left to institutions and professionals at far remove, act in a malfeasant way.
Through an inadvertent oversight in the new law, active police officers who also had a record of misdemeanor domestic violence were found to be just as much at risk of losing their guns as any other malfeasant citizen, even if the police officers in question needed their firearm(s) to perform their sworn duty.