unethical conduct
Behavior that falls below or violates the professional standards in a particular field. In law, this can include attorney misconduct or ethics violations. The standards for conduct to be observed by attorneys can be found in the Code of Professional Responsibility; members of the judiciary adhere to those found in the Canons of Judicial Ethics.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


unethical conduct
Behavior that falls below or violates the professional standards in a particular field. In law, this can include attorney misconduct or ethics violations. The standards for conduct to be observed by attorneys can be found in the Code of Professional Responsibility; members of the judiciary adhere to those found in the Canons of Judicial Ethics.

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  • unethical — [[t]ʌ̱ne̱θɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone s behaviour as unethical, you think it is wrong and unacceptable according to a society s rules or people s beliefs. It s simply unethical to promote and advertise such a dangerous product …   English dictionary

  • unethical — UK US /ʌnˈeθɪkəl/ adjective ► morally wrong: »The Financial Services Authority s probe into unethical and illegal trading is focussing on the top 20 fund managers of unit trust companies. »unethical behaviour/conduct/practices »What is considered …   Financial and business terms

  • unethical — I adjective corrupt, corruptible, dishonest, dishonorable, disreputable, ignoble, immoral, inglorious, questionable, shady, uncommendable, unconscionable, underhanded, unfair, unprincipled, unprofessional, unscrupulous, unworthy, wrong II index… …   Law dictionary

  • conduct — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 way of behaving ADJECTIVE ▪ good ▪ The prisoner was released early for good conduct. ▪ discreditable (BrE), disgraceful, immoral, improper …   Collocations dictionary

  • unethical — adj. Unethical is used with these nouns: ↑conduct, ↑practice …   Collocations dictionary

  • unethical — /ʌnˈɛθɪkəl / (say un ethikuhl) adjective 1. contrary to moral precept; immoral. 2. in contravention of some code of professional conduct. –unethically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • unethical — adj. not ethical, esp. unscrupulous in business or professional conduct. Derivatives: unethically adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Tyco Guide to Ethical Conduct — has been developed to advise employees on what the correct practices and procedures are, when working for Tyco, the guide also outlines examples of unethical behaviour and ways in which it can be reported. On May 6th 2003 the guide was rolled out …   Wikipedia

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