|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|a. a failure to inform the proper authorities of the commission of an act of treason|
|b. the deliberate concealment of the commission of a felony|
|[C15: via Anglo-French from Old French mesprision error, from mesprendre to mistake, from mes-|
in law, criminal misconduct of various types. Concealment of a serious crime by one who knows of its commission but was not a party to it is misprision. Similarly, the failure of a citizen to attempt to prevent the perpetration of an offense can be characterized as misprision. (See also accomplice; accessory; and abettor.)
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