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English definition of “misconduct”


noun [U]     /mɪˈskɒndʌkt/ formal
behaviour by someone in a position of responsibility that is morally wrong or breaks the rules while doing their job : professional misconduct Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant
(Definition of misconduct noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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