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misuser

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[ mis-yoo-zer ]
/ mɪsˈyu zər /
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noun Law.
abuse of a right; unlawful use of an office, franchise, benefit, etc.
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Origin of misuser

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

Other definitions for misuser (2 of 2)

misuser2
[ mis-yoo-zer ]
/ mɪsˈyu zər /

noun
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
law an abuse of some right, privilege, office, etc, such as one that may lead to its forfeiture
(often in combination) a person who regularly abuses alcohol, drugs, etcheroin misusers

Word Origin for misuser

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