misapplication


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mis·ap·ply

 (mĭs′ə-plī′)
tr.v. mis·ap·plied, mis·ap·ply·ing, mis·ap·plies
To use or apply wrongly.

mis·ap′pli·ca′tion (-ăp′lĭ-kā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misapplication - wrong use or applicationmisapplication - wrong use or application    
application, practical application - the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose; "he advocated the application of statistics to the problem"; "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"
2.misapplication - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone elsemisapplication - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
raid - an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
plunderage - the act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"

misapplication

noun
Wrong, often corrupt use:
Translations

misapplication

[ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃən] Nmala aplicación f, uso m indebido

misapplication

[ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃən] n (= misuse) → détournement m
misapplication of funds → détournement de fonds

misapplication

[ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃən] n (of technique) → uso improprio; (of resources) → cattivo uso
References in classic literature ?
I have thought it proper to quote at length these interesting passages, because they contain a luminous abridgment of the principal arguments in favor of the Union, and must effectually remove the false impressions which a misapplication of other parts of the work was calculated to make.
Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave; it is merely a loose misapplication of the word.
Strange that their very elevation was a misapplication, that to raise seemed to falsify.
But De Lima argued that the 'misapplication' of the law should not cloud its legitimacy, as she called for her colleagues to instead improve the law.
This, it said, indicated a systematic misapplication of the Law on Peaceful Demonstration.
This judgment is a misapplication of public nuisance law that has already been rejected by judges in other states," Johnson & Johnson added.
(Alliance News) - Shares in M&C Saatchi PLC plunged Monday after the advertising company revealed "misapplication of accounting policies" at UK subsidiaries, resulting plans for a one-off exceptional charge of GBP4.9 million to 2019 results.
No dishonesty or recklessness was involved but the misconduct involved the misapplication of rules that are of very great importance to the financial system."
He said the rich got away by misapplication of Qisas and Diyat law.
It, however, cautioned the governor not to attempt any prodigal celebration either by proxy, threatening to petition the State House of Assembly on the need 'to probe such misapplication of state resources' that might arise from such venture.
It is in the interest of the government to reform the law so as to prevent its misuse or misapplication, not so that it can get off some list, but so that it can protect the lives of all citizens.
OFFICIALS AT THE CENTERS for Disease Control and Prevention are warning against the misapplication of the agency's 2016 guidelines on opioid prescribing, as well as clarifying dosage recommendations for patients starting or stopping pain medications.