Malfeasance vs Maleficence - What's the difference?

malfeasance | maleficence |


As nouns the difference between malfeasance and maleficence

is that malfeasance is wrongdoing while maleficence is harmfulness or mischief.

malfeasance

English

Noun

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

    * (wrongdoing) misconduct, wrongdoing

    maleficence

    English

    Noun

  • harmfulness or mischief
  • Antonyms

    * beneficence