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misconduct

noun [U] uk   /ˌmɪsˈkɒn.dʌkt/ us    /-ˈkɑːn-/

misconduct noun [U] (BEHAVIOUR)

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.

misconduct noun [U] (BAD MANAGEMENT)

the fact that the activities of an organization are badly managed: financial misconduct

misconduct

verb [T] uk   /ˌmɪs.kənˈdʌkt/ us  
to manage the activities of an organization badly: The aid programme was misconducted, resulting in large quantities of food failing to reach the famine victims.
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