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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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See Meg Dolan, Misusing Misuse: Why Copyright Misuse Is Unnecessary, 17 DEPAUL-LCA J.
Project coordinator Neelam Fida said: "These women play a pivotal role in the day-to-day running of household affairs, yet have to face the unpredictable behaviour of drug misusing partners, family members or friends.
They also account for two per cent of those being treated for alcohol misuse and 10 per cent of those being treated for misusing both.
A lot of times we find people misusing placards of somebody who is deceased,'' Harris said.
In December 2001, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation's handicapped enforcement detail wrote 1,125 citations for people misusing handicapped placards, or illegally parking in handicapped spaces.
It does become a way of life in some areas, especially if you come from a substance misusing family.
Dockstader was later accused, then cleared, of sodomy after he charged officials with misusing funds.
Protected Browser prevents employees such as call center or customer service representatives having daily access to confidential information in their database -- such as bank records, credit card numbers and social security numbers -- from capturing or otherwise misusing this information.
Under the guidelines of the new program, 321 Studios will offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of any parties misusing the software for pirating movies.
Inside AK #7 charges the company with committing fundamental errors in calculating the profits of a competitor and then misusing pro-forma accounting to justify a record pay out of bonus money to senior executives and managers of AK Steel while the Company reported a $92 million loss.
Misusing antibiotics (demanding them for viruses such as colds, taking a partial prescription, or using "second-line" or "third-line" drugs when a "first-line" drug will work) speeds the growth of resistant bacteria.