Misconduct

  • 1misconduct — mis‧con‧duct [ˌmɪsˈkɒndʌkt ǁ ˈkɑːn ] noun [uncountable] formal bad or dishonest behaviour by a professional person: • the penalties for such misconduct as fraudulent trading or theft ˌgross misˈconduct HUMAN RESOURCES …

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  • 2misconduct — mis·con·duct /mis kän dəkt/ n: intentional or wanton wrongful but usu. not criminal behavior: as a: deliberate or wanton violation of standards of conduct by a government official b: wrongful behavior (as adultery) by a spouse that leads to the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3Misconduct — auf der Building Bridges Europa Tour (2006) …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4Misconduct — Mis*con duct, n. 1. Wrong conduct; bad behavior; mismanagement. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Unlawful or unethical conduct by a person holding a public office or having a position of responsibility in the administration of justice; malfeasance; as …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5Misconduct — Mis con*duct , v. t. To conduct amiss; to mismanage. Johnson. [1913 Webster] {To misconduct one s self}, to behave improperly. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6misconduct — ► NOUN ▪ unacceptable or improper behaviour. ► VERB (misconduct oneself) ▪ behave in an improper manner …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7Misconduct — Mis con*duct , v. i. To behave amiss. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8misconduct — (n.) 1710, bad management, neglect; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + CONDUCT (Cf. conduct) (n.). Meaning wrong conduct is attested from 1729 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9misconduct — [n] bad or unethical behavior delinquency, dereliction, evil, immorality, impropriety, malfeasance, malpractice, malversation, misbehavior, mischief, misdemeanor, misdoing, mismanagement, naughtiness, offense, rudeness, transgression, wrongdoing; …

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  • 10misconduct — [mis΄kən dukt′; ] for n. [ mis kän′dukt] vt. 1. to manage badly or dishonestly 2. to conduct (oneself) improperly n. 1. unlawful, bad, or dishonest management, esp. by a governmental or military official; specif., malfeasance 2. willfully… …

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  • 11Misconduct — This article is about the legal sense. For the association football sense, see Misconduct (association football). For the infraction in ice hockey, see Penalty (ice hockey). A misconduct is a legal term meaning a wrongful, improper, or unlawful… …

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  • 12misconduct — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ alleged ▪ gross, serious ▪ She was fired last year for gross misconduct. ▪ criminal ▪ financial …

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  • 13misconduct — mis|con|duct [ˌmısˈkɔndʌkt US ˈka:n ] n [U] formal bad or dishonest behaviour by someone in a position of authority or trust ▪ a doctor who has been accused of professional misconduct ▪ He was fired for serious misconduct . ▪ She was found guilty …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14misconduct — noun (U) formal bad or dishonest behaviour by someone in a position of authority or trust: allegations of misconduct by council officials | gross misconduct (=very serious misconduct): One of the doctors had been dismissed for gross professional… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15misconduct — A transgression of some established and definite rule of action, a forbidden act, a dereliction from duty, unlawful behavior, willful in character, improper or wrong behavior; its synonyms are misdemeanor, misdeed, misbehavior, delinquency,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16misconduct — A transgression of some established and definite rule of action, a forbidden act, a dereliction from duty, unlawful behavior, willful in character, improper or wrong behavior; its synonyms are misdemeanor, misdeed, misbehavior, delinquency,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17misconduct — [[t]mɪ̱skɒ̱ndʌkt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Misconduct is bad or unacceptable behaviour, especially by a professional person. He was dismissed from his job for gross misconduct after handing over confidential documents to the press... Dr Lee was cleared of… …

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  • 18misconduct — n. gross; professional misconduct * * * [ˌmɪs kɒndʌkt] professional misconduct gross …

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  • 19misconduct — mis|con|duct [ mıs kan,dʌkt ] noun uncount FORMAL seriously bad or dishonest behavior, especially by someone who has a position of responsibility: He faces allegations of professional misconduct. She was fired for gross misconduct …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20misconduct — noun 1) allegations of misconduct Syn: wrongdoing, unlawfulness, lawlessness, crime, felony, criminality, sin, sinfulness; unethical behavior, unprofessionalism, malpractice, negligence, impropriety 2) he was reprimanded for his misconduct …

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