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") is a term of English law used to describe 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.
Societal Problems Crime
Defence Secrecy
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update
06.10.1998 – 00:00 CEST