Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Official dishonesty, such as bribery. See 43 Wis. 344.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Illegality; a vicious and fraudulent intention to evade the prohibitions of the law. The act of an official or fiduciary person who unlawfully and wrongfully uses his station or character to procure some benefit for himself or for another person, contrary to duty and the rights of others. U. S. v. Johnson (C. C.) 26 Fed. 682; State v. Ragsdale, 59 Mo. App. 603; Wight v. Rindskopf, 48 Wis. 351; Worsham v. Murchison. 66 Ga. 719; U. S. v. Edwards (C. Ct) 48 Fed. 67.