Misapplication
Misapplication \Mis*ap`pli*ca"tion\, n. A wrong application. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • misapplication — I noun abuse, corrupt use, dishonest application, dishonest use, distortion, errancy, error, extravagance, false construction, fraudulent application, idle expenditure, illegal application, improper use, impropriety, incorrect application,… …   Law dictionary

  • misapplication — UK US /ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [C or U] FORMAL LAW ► the use of something in a way that is illegal or wrong: the misapplication of sth »the misapplication of bank funds by an employee …   Financial and business terms

  • misapplication — (n.) c.1600, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + APPLICATION (Cf. application) …   Etymology dictionary

  • misapplication — [[t]mɪ̱sæplɪke͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] misapplications N VAR: usu N of n If you talk about the misapplication of something, you mean it is used for a purpose it was not intended for. He s charged with conspiracy, misapplication of funds and other crimes.… …   English dictionary

  • misapplication — noun The misuse of something, incorrectly using (applying) something, a wrong application. Tryin to open a paint can with a chisel is a misapplication of the tool …   Wiktionary

  • misapplication — the use of a scientific name for a taxon which does not include the type within its range of variation; to apply, deliberately or otherwise, a name in a sense which is not correct under the provisions of the International Code of Zoological… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • misapplication — See misapply. * * * …   Universalium

  • misapplication — Synonyms and related words: aberrancy, aberration, abuse, abuse of office, abuse of terms, apparent soundness, befoulment, casuistry, catachresis, circularity, contorting, conversion, corrupt administration, debasement, defalcation, defectiveness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • misapplication — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Wrong, often corrupt use: abuse, misappropriation, mishandling, misuse, perversion. See TREAT WELL …   English dictionary for students

  • misapplication — n. improper application, misuse …   English contemporary dictionary

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