Definition of 'improper'
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It is improper conduct and he will be charged. The Sun (2016)She has in the past denied any improper relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many allegations involved improper behaviour by governors. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is considering asking the Portuguese for his observations before deciding whether to charge him with improper conduct. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The court should guard against misrepresentation being used as an improper means of reopening a compromise agreement. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She was suspended after admitting charges of an improper relationship. The Sun (2016)Teachers accused of improper behaviour will be granted anonymity unless charges are brought. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An improper conduct charge was not proven. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Now he is hoping a more formal apology will help him avoid an improper conduct charge. The Sun (2009)She signed an agreement that included liability for damage caused by improper use. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Any suggestion that his appointment was due to an improper relationship between us is utterly false. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was subsequently cleared of improper behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Parents were not made fully aware of the dangers from improper use. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)Many will conclude that amounts to improper use. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He pleaded guilty to the charge of improper use of a motor vehicle. The Sun (2010)He could face a further two games out if found guilty of improper conduct for his provocative celebration. The Sun (2009)The Bill does not define what an improper purpose is. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If so, a charge of improper conduct would follow. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was charged with improper conduct and fined 5,000. The Sun (2011)It wouldn't be the first time officials have failed to act on suspicions about improper behaviour either. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The value of the gift or hospitality does not matter, as long as it is not given to induce or reward improper behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then, after apologising for his improper behaviour, he phoned and texted her. The Sun (2016)In addition, defendant's improper use of the credit cards was linked in time and circumstances with the crime. Christianity Today (2000)We have applied for a Judicial review into the matter, which means we feel the council have acted with improper purpose. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Almost half of all jurors do not know what to do if improper conduct, including internet research, emerges when they are sitting on a case. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: improper ADJECTIVE
Improper activities are illegal or dishonest.
25 officers were investigated following allegations of improper conduct.
Definition of improper from the Collins English Dictionary
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