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English definition of “misconduct”

misconduct

noun [U] (BEHAVIOUR)    /ˌmɪsˈkɒn.dʌkt/ US  /-ˈkɑːn-/
unacceptable or bad behaviour by someone in a position of authority or responsibility: The psychiatrist was found guilty of gross (= unacceptable) professional misconduct. The former priest denied allegations of sexual misconduct.Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant
(Definition of misconduct noun (BEHAVIOUR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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