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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Misconduct \Mis*con"duct\, n. 1. Wrong conduct; bad behavior; mismanagement. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. 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; especially, misuse of office by an elected or appointed government official, also called misconduct in office. [PJC] Syn: Misbehavior; misdemeanor; mismanagement; misdeed; delinquency; offense. [1913 Webster]