Definition of misconduct noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈkɒndʌkt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈkɑːndʌkt//
    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1unacceptable behaviour, especially by a professional person a doctor accused of gross misconduct (= very serious misconduct) professional misconduct alleged misconduct by the police
  2. 2bad management of a company, etc. misconduct of the company’s financial affairs
  3. Extra examples She was fired last year for gross misconduct. Staff can lose their jobs only on grounds of professional misconduct. The directors all deny financial misconduct. There was no misconduct on the part of the police. allegations of misconduct by the security forces He was suspended due to allegations of professional misconduct. The doctor was accused of gross misconduct.
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