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misconduct

noun mis·con·duct \-ˈkän-(ˌ)dəkt\

: wrong behavior : behavior or activity that is illegal or morally wrong

Full Definition of MISCONDUCT

1
:  mismanagement especially of governmental or military responsibilities
2
:  intentional wrongdoing; specifically :  deliberate violation of a law or standard especially by a government official :  malfeasance
3
a :  improper behavior
b :  adultery
4
:  a penalty (as in ice hockey) for improper behavior or abusive language (as toward an official)
mis·con·duct \-kən-ˈdəkt\ transitive verb
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Examples of MISCONDUCT

  1. He was forced to defend himself against charges of sexual misconduct.
  2. There have been reports of misconduct by several employees.

First Known Use of MISCONDUCT

1705
MISCONDUCT Defined for Kids

misconduct

noun mis·con·duct \mis-ˈkän-ˌdəkt\

Definition of MISCONDUCT for Kids

:  bad behavior

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