The performance by a public officer in his official capacity of a legal act in an improper or illegal manner. State ex rel. Hardie v Coleman, 115 Fla 119, 155 So 129, 92 ALR 988. A common-law offense, generally termed "official misconduct," and composed of the commission of a series of unlawful acts. State v Bolitho, 103 NJL 246, 261, 136 A 164, 172.
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