Abuse Of Power

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Definition: Abuse Of Power

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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