Abuse of Power

Abuse of Power

Improper use of authority by someone who has that authority because he or she holds a public office.

Abuse of power is different from usurpation of power, which is an exercise of authority that the offender does not actually have.

References in classic literature ?
As great men are urged on to the abuse of power (when they need urging, which is not often), by their flatterers and dependents, so old John was impelled to these exercises of authority by the applause and admiration of his Maypole cronies, who, in the intervals of their nightly pipes and pots, would shake their heads and say that Mr Willet was a father of the good old English sort; that there were no new-fangled notions or modern ways in him; that he put them in mind of what their fathers were when they were boys; that there was no mistake about him; that it would be well for the country if there were more like him, and more was the pity that there were not; with many other original remarks of that nature.
You are accused of treason, of abuse of power, and murder.
Gangnam-gu Office has been grappling with a leadership vacuum since its head was arrested on charges of embezzlement and abuse of power.
who are fed up with this administration's abuse of power, and who are looking for a space to come together and resist,' the lawmaker said.
KARACHI -- Aeisha Warsey today on instructions of PTI senior Vice President sindh Haleem Adil Sheikh visited Awami Colony, District Malir, incident of police violence and abuse of power had taken place.
Yes, there are different levels of abuse of power in the workplace, some much more serious than others, but where do we draw a line?
Shahbenderian was found guilty for a total of 112 counts of taking bribes and abuse of power, for a total gain of AaAaAeA@1/416,000 over thr years, from 2010 to 2013.
Summary: Panaji (Goa) [India], July 02 (ANI): The Congress Party has strongly condemned the public meeting held by the Bharatiya Janata Party at the Goa Dabolim Airport complex, branding it as a complete abuse of power.
An investigation has also been launched against five judges of the Administrative Court and four members of the State Election Commission for abuse of power in 2013.
Abuse of power does not only involve those people who hold some sort of public office.
The First Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin said Zhou was sentenced after being tried on May 22 on charges of receiving bribes, abuse of power and leaking state secrets.
Myrzakmatov considered the criminal charges on abuse of power, in particular, violations in the construction of the elevated bridge, the political persecution.