misconduct


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misconduct

noun bad conduct, bad management, crime, delictum, delinquency, dereliction, deviation from rectitude, dishonest management, disorderly conduct, error, failing, failure, fault, guilty act, ill management, illegality, improper conduct, impropriety, indiscretion, infamous conduct, maladministration, malfeasance, malpractice, malversation, misbehavior, misdeed, misdemeanor, misdoing, misfeasance, misgovernment, misguidance, mismanagement, misprision, negligence, offense, peccadillo, peccatum, tort, transgression, turpitude, unprofessional conduct, wrong, wrongdoing
Associated concepts: discharge for misconduct, gross missonduct, misconduct in office, official misconduct
See also: blame, crime, culpability, disregard, fault, guilt, indiscretion, maladministration, malpractice, miscarriage, mischief, misdeed, misdoing, misemploy, misfeasance, misguide, mishandle, mismanage, misprision, misrule, omission, responsibility, transgression

MISCONDUCT. Unlawful behaviour by a person entrusted in any degree: with the administration of justice, by which the rights of the parties and the justice of the, case may have been affected.
     2. A verdict will be set aside when any of the jury have been guilty of such misconduct, and a court will set aside an award, if it has been obtained by the misconduct of an arbitrator. 2 Atk. 501, 504; 2 Chit. R. 44; 1 Salk. 71; 3 P. Wms. 362; 1 Dick. 66.

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He brought back intelligence that the young squire was laid up with the complicated evils of a broken head and certain contusions (occasioned by a fall - of which he did not trouble himself to relate the particulars - and the subsequent misconduct of his horse), and a severe cold, the consequence of lying on the wet ground in the rain; but there were no broken bones, and no immediate prospects of dissolution.
In that case he must pay heavily for his misconduct, and be thrashed within an inch of his life.
It would have been a hard trial to any woman to stand by and see the office of apologist for her husband's misconduct quietly assumed by his male friend in her own house--and it was a trial to HER.
He hasn't got to consider what's hard; he must consider as he isn't to trusten to his friends to keep him in idleness and luxury; he's got to bear the fruits of his father's misconduct, and bring his mind to fare hard and to work hard.
Under 13s: Two clubs charged with player misconduct, one spectator misconduct, 17 charges of misconduct by linesman or officials, 18 players sent off, two games abandoned.
However, Sir Alistair Graham, chairman of the committee, said: "The committee acknowledges that the test for misconduct, particularly in circumstances of a single incident, is a stringent one, and that the committee would need to be satisfied that negligence, if established, would have to be 'particularly grave' to constitute misconduct.
A worker fired for any misconduct can't collect benefits, but those fired because of gross misconduct have their work history wiped clean, making it difficult to collect full benefits after being laid off from a subsequent job.
This study provides for the first time, an accurate picture of the cases in which tribunals in Australia and New Zealand have found doctors guilty of misconduct," she said.
With that in mind, Richard Girgenti and Timothy Hedley of KPMG's forensic practice have put together an executive-level guide to detecting, preventing and responding to fraud and misconduct risks.
Lennon and McCoist were both charged with misconduct by the Scottish Football Association; Lennon received a four match ban.
The toll-free hotline is operated for the diocese by Ethics-Point, "an independent third-party company that provides a simple, risk-free means for reporting concerns about possible financial misconduct at any level of the diocese," a media release from the diocese said.
The department gave examples of how many instances of misconduct a recruit might have before requiring a waiver: one major misconduct requires a waiver; two misconducts requires a waiver; one misconduct, along with four non-traffic offenses, requires a waiver.