misconduct

[n. mis-kon-duhkt; v. mis-kuhn-duhkt]
noun
1.
improper conduct; wrong behavior.
2.
unlawful conduct by an official in regard to his or her office, or by a person in the administration of justice, such as a lawyer, witness, or juror; malfeasance.
verb (used with object)
3.
to mismanage.
4.
to misbehave (oneself).

Origin:
1700–10; mis-1 + conduct


1. wrongdoing, misbehavior, misdeed, misstep.
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misconduct
 
n
1.  behaviour, such as adultery or professional negligence, that is regarded as immoral or unethical
 
vb
2.  to conduct (oneself) in such a way
3.  to manage (something) badly

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misconduct
1710, "bad management, neglect;" see mis- (1) + conduct (n.). Meaning "wrong conduct" is attested from 1729.
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Example sentences
Stimulus funds for science raise concern about misconduct.
Samuelson, who is demanding a retrial, declined to elaborate on the latest
  misconduct allegations.
The education agency, of course, portrays the problem as one of insubordination
  and misconduct.
Engage in anything that could be deemed as misconduct and you'll be ejected
  from the bout.
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