Dereliction vs Malfeasance - What's the difference?

dereliction | malfeasance |


As nouns the difference between dereliction and malfeasance

is that dereliction is willful neglect of one's duty while malfeasance is wrongdoing.

dereliction

English

Noun

  • willful neglect of one's duty
  • The new soldier did not clean his cabin and was scolded for dereliction and disobedience.
    What he did was a terrible dereliction of duty.
  • the act of abandoning something, or the state of being abandoned
  • malfeasance

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia malfeasance) (en noun)
  • wrongdoing
  • (legal) Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official that causes damage.
  • Synonyms

    * (wrongdoing) misconduct, wrongdoing