Meaning of bad conduct discharge

bad' con'duct dis"charge

Pronunciation: [key]
— U.S. Mil. U.S. Mil.
  1. a discharge of a person from military service for an offense less serious than one for which a dishonorable discharge is given.
  2. a certificate of such a discharge.
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