Meaning of “misconduct” in the English Dictionary

"misconduct" in English

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misconductnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌmɪsˈkɒn.dʌkt/ us /ˌmɪsˈkɑːn.dʌkt/

misconductverb [ T ]

uk /ˌmɪs.kənˈdʌkt/ us /ˌmɪs.kənˈdʌkt/

(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 immoral behavior 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 /mɪˈskɒndʌkt/ us

HR unacceptable or illegal behaviour 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 committee investigates employee 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)