Other Names:
Concealment of knowledge of a felony by another
Criminal oversight in respect to the crime of another

Misprision (from Old French: mesprendre, modern French: se méprendre, "to misunderstand") in English law describes certain kinds of offence. Writers on criminal law usually divide misprision into two kinds: negative and positive.

It survives in the law of England and Wales and Northern Ireland only in the term misprision of treason.


One of the charges made against President Clinton in 1998.

Defence Secrecy
Societal Problems Crime
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST