The a in the first syllable is like the a in cat, bat and sat. The ea is like the ee in bees, sees and cheese. The s sound like the z in zoo and zip and the a that follows is like the a in china the final ce is like the s in sip and sit. The word is pronounced mal – fee zens, with the stress on the second syllable.
Malfeasance is a legal term and is is mostly used in formal contexts to refer to the dishonest and illegal behaviour of public officials.
• Several cases of malfeasance by the higher ups with in the party were never investigated.