Definition of Abusage

1. n. Abuse.



Definition of Abusage

1. Noun. (obsolete) Abuse - Whately (1634) ¹

2. Noun. improper or incorrect use of language ¹

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Definition of Abusage

1. wrong use of words [n -S]

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Literary usage of Abusage

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... for Myself 1959 abusage Nickles 1974 labels abusage “an obsolet and needless form of abuse.” Needless it may be, but i is not obsolete. ..."

2. The Life and Character of Edmund Geste, S. T. P.: The Principal Compiler of by Henry Geast Dugdale (1840)
"... his wyl and therfore sinfull and detestable before hym who commaunded only ye ryght usage and not ye abusage (as of al other maters) so of ye premisses. ..."

3. The Life and Character of Edmund Geste, S. T. P.: The Principal Compiler of by Henry Geast Dugdale (1840)
"... his wyl and therfore sinfull and detestable before hym who commaunded only ye ryght usage and not ye abusage (as of al other maters) so of ye premisses. ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Languageby Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"abusage, (a-bu'-saje) ns Abuse ; maltreatment. A1H.SE, (a-buse') «. s. The ill use of any thing ; a corrupt practice ; bad custom ..."

5. An English Garner: Ingatherings from Our History & Literature by Edward Arber (1895)
"But grant, I had been guilty of abusage ; Of thee (I'm sure !) I ne'er deserved such usage ! But thou wert grieved to behold my ..."

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