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, incorrect usage, incorrect use, irregularity, malapropism, malpractice, misappropriation, misconception, misconstruction, misemployment, misexplanation, misexplication, mishandling, misinterpretation, misjudgment, mismanagement, mistake, mistranslation, misunderstanding, misusage, misuse, misuse of funds, misuse of words, perversion, poor usage, prodigality, reckless expenditure, squandering, useless expenditure, usus perversus, waste, wasteful expenditure, wastefulness, wrong application, wrong interpretation, wrong usage, wrong use, wrongful use associated concepts: misapplication of funds II index abuse (corrupt practice), catachresis, conversion (misappropriation), distortion, exploitation, maladministration, misappropriation, misdoing, misrepresentation, misusage, misuse, waste

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

n. The illegal misuse of money or property in lawful keeping.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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