: mismanagement especially of governmental or military responsibilities
: intentional wrongdoing; specifically : deliberate violation of a law or standard especially by a government official : malfeasance
: a penalty (as in ice hockey) for improper behavior or abusive language (as toward an official)
— mis·con·duct \-kən-ˈdəkt\ transitive verb
Examples of MISCONDUCT
- He was forced to defend himself against charges of sexual misconduct.
- There have been reports of misconduct by several employees.
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