misuser

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EtymologyEdit

NounEdit

misuser ‎(plural misusers)

  1. A person who misuses something.
    • Coleridge
      Wretched misusers of language.
    • 2009, February 28, “Alan Travis”[The Guardian], Scheme to dock benefits of offenders defaulting on sentences is wound up:
      He said that lessons from the pilots would be carried forward into the plan to dock the benefits of drug misusers who failed to attend for job interviews.
  2. (law) unlawful use of a right; use in excess of, or varying from, one's right
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bouvier to this entry?)
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