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abuse of discretion

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  • n. The rendering of a decision by a court that is so unreasonable in light of the facts of the case or is such an unreasonable deviation from legal precedent that it must be reversed.
  • n. Any action by a government official by which that official renders decisions for a clearly improper purpose.

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