official misconduct

official misconduct
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


official misconduct
When a public official acts improperly or illegally in connection with his or her duties.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

official misconduct
n.
   improper and/or illegal acts by a public official which violate his/her duty to follow the law and act on behalf of the public good. Often such conduct is under the guise or "color" of official authority.
   See also: color of law, official

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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