Etymology
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misapplication (n.)

"a wrong or false application," c. 1600; see mis- (1) "bad, wrong" + application.

updated on January 27, 2019

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Definitions of misapplication from WordNet

misapplication (n.)
wrong use or application;
misapplication (n.)
the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else;
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