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malfeasance

Law the doing of a wrongful or illegal act, esp by a public official
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Several supplemental layers of legal protection have developed over the course of the past century to bolster protection for cultural heritage during armed conflict, including against the threats posed by malfeasants, misfeasants, and nonfeasants.
Unable to prove they can hold up their side of this newly marketized exchange that also defines immigration, these "contractual malfeasants," (Somers, 2009, p.
(84) Corporate malfeasance across the nation has reached a point where legal scholars (85) and public lawyers (86) are pushing for increased criminal prosecution of corporate malfeasants. A policy proposal that contemplates not criminal, but merely civil consumer protection enforcement is more modest.