conduct unbecoming

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Unsuitable or inappropriate behaviour; the phrase comes from Articles of War (1872) ‘Any officer who shall behave in a scandalous manner, unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman shall…be cashiered’; the Naval Discipline Act, 10 August 1860 uses the words ‘conduct unbecoming the character of an Officer’.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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