• (noun): The misuse of something, incorrectly using (applying) something, a wrong application.

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  • (noun): the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
  • (noun): wrong use or application

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  • Alaska's attorney general, Daniel Sullivan, tells Newsweek that regulating business is a "misapplication" of the ESA.

  • Friday, USA Taekwondo filed an unsuccessful protest, arguing that a "misapplication" of the rules resulted in a point being deducted from Lopez late in regulation time of his fight with Mauro Sarmiento of Italy.

  • They presented model legislation to correct what they called the "misapplication" of the amendment.

  • Steve King of Iowa, George Miller of California and Rob Woodall and Phil Gingrey, both of Georgia, said the current practice of extending U.S. citizenship to so-called "anchor babies" is a "misapplication" of the Constitution's 14th Amendment.

  • As I've said before, the bill is really just a messy handjob for the insurance industry now that the GOP has forced all effective provisions out of it thru fear mongering, misinformation and rabble-rousing people dumb enough to think that misapplication of the pseudo-epithet "soshulism" is a rational argument.

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