Definition of misconduct in English:


Line breaks: mis|con¦duct


Pronunciation: /mɪsˈkɒndʌkt
[mass noun]
  • 2Mismanagement, especially culpable neglect of duties: the general was pardoned for misconduct of the war
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    • The Scottish Charities Office has taken legal action against 19 charities over misconduct or mismanagement since it was set up in 1992.
    • The SCO has powers to act in cases where there is evidence of alleged misconduct or mismanagement.
    • It is a failure of market structure created by too much easy capital, flawed business models, and mismanagement and misconduct on a grand scale.


Pronunciation: /mɪskənˈdʌkt
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  • 1 (misconduct oneself) Behave in an improper manner: the committee reprimanded two members who were found to have misconducted themselves
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    • Civil servants are liable to disciplinary action if they fail to observe any government regulation or official instruction, misconduct themselves in any manner or, by their actions, bring the civil service into disrepute.
    • He said fans should behave well as Zambia risked FIFA sanctions if they misconducted themselves.
    • Each officer was charged with ‘misconducting themselves while serving as a police officer by unlawfully failing to take reasonable care of an arrested person in local custody’.
  • 2 [with object] Mismanage (an activity): there is no evidence that the premises were being misconducted
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    • We furthermore do not think that there is any evidence that the police in some way misconducted the inquiries during the period between the appellant being interviewed and the appellant being charged.

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