misconduct Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"misconduct" in British English

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misconductnoun [U]

uk   /ˌmɪsˈkɒn.dʌkt/  us   /-ˈkɑːn-/

misconduct noun [U] (BEHAVIOUR)

unacceptable or ​badbehaviour by someone in a ​position of ​authority or ​responsibility: The ​psychiatrist was ​foundguilty of ​gross (= ​unacceptable) professional misconduct. The ​formerpriestdeniedallegations of sexual misconduct.

misconduct noun [U] (BAD MANAGEMENT)

the ​fact that the ​activities of an ​organization are ​badlymanaged: financial misconduct

misconductverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌmɪs.kənˈdʌkt/
to ​manage the ​activities of an ​organizationbadly: The ​aidprogramme was misconducted, ​resulting in ​largequantities of ​foodfailing to ​reach the ​faminevictims.
(Definition of misconduct from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"misconduct" in American English

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misconductnoun [U]

 us   /mɪsˈkɑn·dʌkt/
wrong or ​immoralbehavior of someone in a ​position of ​authority or ​responsibility: criminal misconduct official misconduct
(Definition of misconduct from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"misconduct" in Business English

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misconductnoun [U]

uk   us   /mɪˈskɒndʌkt/
HR unacceptable or ​illegalbehaviour by a ​person or ​group in a ​position of ​authority: Investigators did not ​find any ​evidence of serious misconduct.financial/ethical/sexual misconduct There were ​complaints of sexual misconduct in the ​workplace.employee/executive misconduct The ​committeeinvestigatesemployee misconduct.corporate/government/judicial misconduct a ​case of multibillion-dollar ​corporate misconduct He is now facing ​charges of serious ​professional misconduct.
(Definition of misconduct from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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