[ US /mɪˈskɑndəkt/ ]
  1. bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
  2. activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    he denied any wrongdoing
  1. behave badly
    The children misbehaved all morning
  2. manage badly or incompetently
    The funds were mismanaged
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How To Use misconduct In A Sentence

  • We kept Mnemosyne for over two months, and never once did she misconduct herself or behave in an unseamanlike manner. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, December 26, 1917
  • The relevant principle is that if a member causes loss to the council he/she is liable to make good that loss if he/she has misconducted him/herself knowing that loss may result.
  • She was found guilty of gross misconduct but an independent panel recommended she get a final written warning. The Sun
  • Two Cumbria police workers were arrested for data protection breaches and misconduct in a public office. The Sun
  • In this wrongful dismissal action, it appears that the defendant does not seriously dispute the fact that the plaintiff's co-employee seriously misconducted himself with respect to the plaintiff.
  • The SCO has powers to act in cases where there is evidence of alleged misconduct or mismanagement.
  • The board has so misconducted the affairs of the company that it's deep in debt.
  • They face indefinite suspension while charges of gross misconduct are investigated.
  • The former priest denied allegations of sexual misconduct.
  • They inhibit investigative journalism and allegations of misconduct against powerful people who might sue. Times, Sunday Times
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