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misconduct (n.)

1710, "bad management, neglect;" see mis- (1) "bad, wrong" + conduct (n.). Meaning "wrong conduct" is attested from 1729.

misconduct (v.)

"mismanage, conduct amiss," 1707 (implied in misconducted), from mis- (1) "badly, wrongly" + conduct (v.). Related: Misconducting.

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Definitions of misconduct
1
misconduct (v.)
behave badly;
Synonyms: misbehave / misdemean
misconduct (v.)
manage badly or incompetently;
Synonyms: mismanage / mishandle
2
misconduct (n.)
bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf;
misconduct (n.)
activity that transgresses moral or civil law;
Synonyms: wrongdoing / wrongful conduct / actus reus
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