misconduct in office

misconduct in office
n.
Unlawful or corrupt behavior by a public official in the conduct of official duties.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


misconduct in office
n. The unlawful exercise of public authority.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • misconduct in office — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misconduct in office — tarnybinis nusižengimas statusas Aprobuotas sritis valstybės tarnyba apibrėžtis Valstybės tarnautojo pareigų neatlikimas arba netinkamas atlikimas dėl valstybės tarnautojo kaltės. atitikmenys: angl. misconduct in office šaltinis Lietuvos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • misconduct in office — See official misconduct …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misconduct — mis·con·duct /mis kän dəkt/ n: intentional or wanton wrongful but usu. not criminal behavior: as a: deliberate or wanton violation of standards of conduct by a government official b: wrongful behavior (as adultery) by a spouse that leads to the… …   Law dictionary

  • office — of·fice n 1: a special duty, charge, or position conferred by governmental authority and for a public purpose qualified to hold public office; broadly: a special duty or position of authority hold an office of trust 2: a place where business or… …   Law dictionary

  • misconduct — A transgression of some established and definite rule of action, a forbidden act, a dereliction from duty, unlawful behavior, willful in character, improper or wrong behavior; its synonyms are misdemeanor, misdeed, misbehavior, delinquency,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • misconduct — A transgression of some established and definite rule of action, a forbidden act, a dereliction from duty, unlawful behavior, willful in character, improper or wrong behavior; its synonyms are misdemeanor, misdeed, misbehavior, delinquency,… …   Black's law dictionary

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