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malfeasance
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Don Quixote
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  • …waive my privilege of gentle blood, and come down and put myself on a level with the lowly birth of the wrong-doer, making myself equal with him and enabling him to enter into combat with me; and so, I challenge and defy him, though absent, on the plea of his malfeasance in breaking faith with this poor damsel, who was a maiden and now by his misdeed is none; and say that he shall fulfill the promise he gave her to become her lawful husband, or else stake his life upon the question.

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  • She denied all allegations of malfeasance, insisting that the money in her account was a gift.
  • The mayor was charged with gross malfeasance.

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