behaviour that is improper, wrongful or unlawful Even when there has been misconduct on the part of a seller, a consumer may still have to perform his or her part of the contract.
conduct in breach of some established rule Mr Meredith faces accusations of serious professional misconduct.
- Nothing is more likely to damage your career than an accusation of misconduct.
- Wimbledon manager Joe Kinnear has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct.
- Unless you are guilty of gross misconduct, it will seldom be fair to dismiss you for a first breach of discipline.
- This action could constitute a violation of the state law dealing with official misconduct.
- Misconduct in office or official misconduct refer to corruption or other criminal misbehaviour by a public official. In this context, malfeasance is a synonym in AmE. In BrE, malfeasance refers to any criminal act.