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Pronunciation:  mis`apli'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
  2. [n]  wrong use or application

MISAPPLICATION is a 14 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: defalcation, embezzlement, misappropriation, peculation
 See Also: application, larceny, plunderage, practical application, raid, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mis*ap`pli*ca"tion\, n.
A wrong application. --Sir T. Browne.

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