misuser

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[ mis-yoo-zer ]

nounLaw.
  1. abuse of a right; unlawful use of an office, franchise, benefit, etc.

Origin of misuser

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1615–25; noun use of Middle French mesuser to misuse

Words Nearby misuser

Other definitions for misuser (2 of 2)

misuser2
[ mis-yoo-zer ]

noun
  1. a person who misuses.

Origin of misuser

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First recorded in 1540–50; mis-1 + user1

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British Dictionary definitions for misuser

misuser

/ (ˌmɪsˈjuːzə) /


noun
  1. law an abuse of some right, privilege, office, etc, such as one that may lead to its forfeiture

  2. (often in combination) a person who regularly abuses alcohol, drugs, etc: heroin misusers

Origin of misuser

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C17: from Old French mesuser (infinitive used as noun)

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