bad conduct discharge

noun

Definition of bad conduct discharge

: a discharge from one of the armed services given at the recommendation of a court-martial after conviction for an offense less serious than one leading to a dishonorable discharge

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First Known Use of bad conduct discharge

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Bad conduct discharge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bad%20conduct%20discharge. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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