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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that misuses: a misuser of school athletic equipment.
  • n. Law Unlawful use of an authorized privilege, right, or form of empowerment, as that of a franchise by a corporation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who misuses something.
  • n. unlawful use of a right; use in excess of, or varying from, one's right

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who misuses.
  • n. Unlawful use of a right; use in excess of, or varying from, one's right.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who misuses; one who uses incorrectly.
  • n. In law, abuse of any liberty or benefit such as may cause its forfeiture.

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