In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbmisapplying, misapplies, misapplied
1(word/expression) usar indebidamente(word/expression) emplear mal(regulation/law) aplicar malthis law has been misapplied — esta ley ha sido mal aplicada
- Applying ideas from fields other than one's own may not put one's life or health at risk but it can be a risky business: one can take concepts out of context or misapply them; one can also choose poorly in terms of concepts or theories.
- Yes, but to you blame the magistrate for misapplying the law, or do you blame the law itself?
- Solicitors and other fiduciary agents who fraudulently misapply moneys of their clients often expect, or hope, that no loss will ultimately result to the client.
- The Board did not misinterpret or misapply the evidentiary burden cast on the Respondent.
- Thousands of people have been wrongly refused help with the costs of care because authorities have misapplied the means tests.
- And, as we've shown more than once, we're perfectly capable of punishing both soldiers who abuse our trust and leaders who misapply it.
- There is also the tendency by our people to misapply assistance provided by well-wishers.
- However, we found no evidence that the funds of the Appeal were misapplied (other than the payment of some unauthorised benefits to trustees which were made in good faith).
- There are claims that when provinces receive the money they do not disburse it immediately, the funds are misapplied.
- The fact that a national court might, on occasion, misapply the criteria, intentionally or unintentionally, does not render the exercise a failure.
- The basis of this therapy is that patterns of coping behaviour learned in one setting are then misapplied in changed circumstances.
- The best known contemporary statement on the subject is Andy Warhol's, but it is routinely misapplied.
- He is wrong because he misapplies the statistics.
- But I wonder if his prescription fits the problem as neatly as the book suggests, and I worry that people will misapply his message.
- The concept is good but it was misapplied in Zambia.
- It was an offence to table such documents for verification as such reports were all stamped ‘strictly confidential’ and as a result some people took advantage of the veil of secrecy to divert or simply misapply resources.
- If a bad law is written, or a good law is misapplied, and we know about it, we can change that.
- But for quite some time now, we have been hearing of lawyers misapplying clients' money and involving themselves in activities that tarnish their professional image.
- His Honour did not misapprehend the facts, he did not misapply legal principle, he did not miscalculate the damages, nor did he err in the exercise of his discretion.
- One customer would defect if you misapplied his herbicide, while another understands that everyone makes mistakes.
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