- to manage badly or dishonestly
- to conduct (oneself) improperly
- unlawful, bad, or dishonest management, esp. by a governmental or military official; specif., malfeasance
- willfully improper behavior
When you lie or engage in other bad behavior, this is an example of misconduct.
An example of misconduct is to mismanage an investigation by not considering all alternatives.
transitive verbmis·con·duct·ed, mis·con·duct·ing, mis·con·ducts
(usually uncountable, plural misconducts)
From mis- + conduct (noun)
(third-person singular simple present misconducts, present participle misconducting, simple past and past participle misconducted)
From mis- + conduct (verb)