• WordNet 3.6
    • v misconduct manage badly or incompetently "The funds were mismanaged"
    • v misconduct behave badly "The children misbehaved all morning"
    • n misconduct activity that transgresses moral or civil law "he denied any wrongdoing"
    • n misconduct bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first US president to both be sued for sexual misconduct and forced to give a deposition while in office was William Jefferson Clinton.
    • v. i Misconduct To behave amiss.
    • v. t Misconduct To conduct amiss; to mismanage.
    • Misconduct Unlawful or unethical conduct by a person holding a public office or having a position of responsibility in the administration of justice; malfeasance; as, discussing the case out of court during a trial is misconduct by a juror;
    • Misconduct Wrong conduct; bad behavior; mismanagement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n misconduct Wrong conduct; misbehavior.
    • n misconduct Mismanagement.
    • misconduct To conduct amiss; mismanage.
    • misconduct With a reflexive pronoun, to misbehave.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Misconduct mis-kon′dukt bad conduct: wrong management
    • v.t Misconduct to conduct badly
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  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Study carefully, the character of the one you recommend, lest their misconduct bring you shame.”


In literature:

It was at such times that the staff of "The Opp Eagle" misconducted itself.
"Mr. Opp" by Alice Hegan Rice
He was discharged for misconduct, and Joe was given his place in an emergency.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
The house shall not lose its good name through your misconduct, sir.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
I saw my own misconduct in all its true colours.
"A Description of Millenium Hall" by Sarah Scott
He was examined and rejected, on the ground of previous misconduct.
"The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol. II" by Thomas Lord Cochrane
For, but for the grandfather's misconduct, he would have had a good proportion of what is now Lady Myrtle's.
"Robin Redbreast" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
But Clive's greatest strength was derived from the misconduct of his successors in the government of Bengal.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
The captains shall be responsible for any misconduct of their men, when they fail to report such misconduct to the superintendent.
"Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction" by James Braidwood
I simply register the inevitable sentence of the husband upon the wife who misconducts herself!
"Dolly Reforming Herself" by Henry Arthur Jones
Though separated from her husband on account of her misconduct, she still played several years in the same company.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various

In news:

Glendale police say 38-year-old Eric Davis is being held on suspicion of multiple felonies including misconduct involving weapons.
The Southern Baptist Convention has voted to ask its executive committee to study the feasibility of creating a database of pastors who have committed sexual misconduct.
(AP) — A former death row inmate in Virginia whose conviction was overturned on accusations of prosecutorial misconduct is petitioning a judge for his immediate release.
A new standard of misconduct warranted a new standard of punishment.
The committee has asked Sullivan for information "related to misconduct by agents on assignment ," he said.
The Civilian Complaint and Review Board, which investigates police misconduct, would be empowered to prosecute its own cases under legislation to be unveiled Wednesday by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
The security firm once known as Blackwater has repeatedly tried to distance itself from its bad old days of wrongful death and corporate misconduct.
A suburban Detroit judge booted from the bench for financial misconduct has lost her bid to return to the bench.
Judge booted from bench for misconduct loses bid to return.
The 26 year old is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, misconduct involving a weapon, and reckless endangerment.
The wife of an Army general facing sexual misconduct charges at Fort Bragg has written an opinion piece saying the stresses of a decade of war contributed to several recent high-profile military sex scandals.
Jurors on Long Island have found former Nassau County legislator Roger Corbin guilty of bribe receiving and official misconduct.
Burke faces 13 felonies including misconduct in office and destroying evidence.
He is one of the three cadets facing sexual misconduct charges in separate incidents.
Daniels is one of at least five cadets charged with sexual misconduct this year.

In science:

Fang FC, Steen RG, Casadevall A (2012) Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank