Abuse of Power

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Definition: Abuse of Power




What is the dictionary definition of Abuse of Power?

Dictionary Definition


Improper use of authority by someone who has that authority because he or she holds a public office.

Abuse of power is different from the usurpation of power, which is an exercise of authority that the offender does not actually have.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Abuse of Power are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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