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misuse

noun abuse, degradation, erroneous use, ill treatment, ill usage, ill use, improper usage, improper use, incorrect usage, incorrect use, maladministration, maltreatment, misapplication, misappropriation, mishandling, mismanagement, mistreatment, misusage, perversion, solecism, usus, violation, wrong use
Associated concepts: misuse of a product, misuse of an easement, misuse of funds, misuse of powers, misuse of property, patent misuse
Foreign phrases: Expedit reipublicae ne sua re quis male utatur.It is for the interest of the state that no one should make ill use of his property.
See also: abuse, annoy, conversion, convert, corrupt, dissipate, embezzle, endanger, exploit, exploitation, harass, harm, harrow, maltreat, manipulate, misapplication, misappropriate, misappropriation, misemploy, mishandle, mismanage, mistreat, misusage, molest, persecute, perversion, pervert, purloin, taint, violation, waste
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Of these, 192 were drug misuse deaths involving illegal drugs.
The 2017 annual report for the Welsh Government's 10-year substance misuse strategy, called Working Together to Reduce Harm, shows that while there has been an increase in both alcohol-related and drug-related deaths, good progress has been made on providing quicker treatment.
Mr Gething added: "Our aim is to ensure that people in Wales are aware of the dangers and the impact of substance misuse to enable them to make informed choices and to know where they can seek out help and support - because each death caused by alcohol or drug misuse is one that can be and should be avoided.
Medicines involved in misuse included codeine containing products, topical anesthetics, topical corticosteroids, antimalarial drugs, and antibiotics.
Strategies and interventions to limit misuse were rarely mentioned in studies.
By decoupling the copyright misuse defense from its basis in antitrust principles and basing it instead in First Amendment speech principles, the legal protections for fair use can be shifted from theoretical rights to practical rights for many.
Or--if judges accept the proposal of this Article--courts could reinvigorate the copyright misuse defense to make it serve as a protector of statutorily guaranteed First Amendment speech.
Safety seat misuse is a leading factor in what should be preventable injuries and deaths to children, the most vulnerable vehicle passengers.
Addressing the Critical Misuse of Car Seats Through Technology and Ease-of-Use
Haystack has patented its security technology used to detect computer misuse and hacker intrusions.
Misuse case is a useful technique for eliciting and modelling functional security requirements and threats at the requirement stage.
Extending the use case model with misuse cases provides the ability to regard system functions and possible attacks with one consistent view, which assists in describing security threat scenarios which would threaten the system assets, mitigating threats and thus improving security.