misapplication misapplication  /mɪs ˌæ plə ˈkeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. The most serious chargemisapplicationhe can defend best if he can prove that he gave his commander fair warning before he took 125 from the battery safe in lieu of back pay.
  2. Promptly arrested on a Federal warrant charging embezzlement and misapplication of funds was the bank's president.

News

  1. Wilson County woman accused of stealing thousands from La Vernia Chamber of Commerce

    WILSON COUNTY -- A business woman from Wilson County is in jail after being arrested by the Texas Rangers yesterday. Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce member Patsy Ritchey is being held at the Nacogdoches County Jail. The 54-year-old was picked up on two warrants, one for theft of $20,000-$100,000. The other for misapplication of judiciary funds $20,000 - $100,000. KENS 5 has not been able ...
    on July 17, 2013     Source: KENS 5 San Antonio

  2. Former Garden City Branch Manager charged with embezzlement

    A former branch manager at Landmark National Bank in Garden City, Kan., has been charged with embezzling more than $99,999 from the bank, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. Sheri L. Green, 52, Garden City, Kan., was charged with one count of misapplication of bank funds. The indictment alleges that she stole the money from the bank over a period of time from Aug. 16, 2012, to Dec. 26, 2012 ...
    on July 17, 2013     Source: The Dodge City Daily Globe

Quotes

  1. "We must never abuse public trust either through misappropriation, misapplication, or outright stealing of public funds. Anyone who does so will have the full weight of the law to reckon with," Yar'Adua said Thursday.
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Yar Adua Source: Earthtimes.org

  2. "On this record, we cannot say (Webb's) decision about the effect of the alleged juror misconduct was arbitrary, capricious or unreasonable, or a misapplication of the law," Sandstrom wrote.
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Dale V. Sandstrom Source: Jamestown Sun

  3. Webb called the body's failure to help the auto industry "a woeful misapplication of the priorities that should govern our stewardship as political leaders."
    on Dec 12, 2008 By: James Henry Webb Source: Lynchburg News and Advance

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