Misfeasance Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Misfeasance.

Misfeasance (noun)

Misfeasance is a legal term used to describe a situation where someone makes a mistake or performs an act incorrectly while performing their duties or managing their responsibilities. This mistake or incorrect action unintentionally causes harm, damage, or an undesired outcome. If the person intentionally causes harm or damage, the misfeasance can turn into a malfeasance.