Legal Definition and Related Resources of Misprison

Meaning of Misprison

neglect , negligence or oversight. In larger sense, the term is used to describe a misdemeanor which does not possess a specific name. U.S. v Perlstein, (C.A.N.J.) 126 F.2d 789. Misprison is either negative, that is to say, comprising of the concealment of what ought to be revealed, such as the knowledge of a felony committed, or positive, that is to say the commission of something which ought not to be done, such as a contempt shown against the sovereign , the government or the courts of justice.

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