Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Wrong, faulty, or improper conduct; especially, maladministration of public affairs: as, malconduct in office.

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Examples

  • Democratic candidate, contested the election, alleging "malconduct, fraud and corruption."

    King Coal : a Novel

  • This industrial power is a deep, far-spreading root; and so long as it is allowed to thrive, it will send up again and again the poisonous plant of political "malconduct, fraud and corruption."

    King Coal : a Novel

  • Plantations, by long, affectionate, and faithful services, and ere this _solitary_ instance of malconduct, there was not a single doubt entertained that the attachments were mutual and inviolable.

    The Olden Time Series, Vol. 4: Quaint and Curious Advertisements Gleanings Chiefly from Old Newspapers of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts

  • The other is elected by the tribe, and can be removed at the pleasure of his constituents for malconduct.

    A Narrative of the Life of Mrs Mary Jemison

  • The other is elected by the tribe, and can be removed at the pleasure of his constituents for malconduct.

    A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison

  • They are liable to be impeached for malconduct by the House of Representatives, and tried by the Senate; and, if convicted, may be dismissed from office, and disqualified for holding any other.

    The Federalist Papers

  • It seems that by this time the enemies of Columbus, despairing to complete his overthrow by groundless insinuations of malconduct, had taken the more effectual method of exciting the jealousy of their sovereigns.

    The Columbiad

  • They are liable to be impeached for malconduct by the House of Representatives, and tried by the

    The Federalist Papers

  • It seems that in this case, malconduct goes as far as fist fighting with a staff member.

    Hurriyet Dailynews

  • Turkey's former Ambassador to The Hague Selahattin Alpar had to end his mission in the Netherlands earlier than planned as an investigation found him guilty of malconduct with his inferiors.

    Hurriyet Dailynews

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