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ăbūsĭo, ōnis, f. [abutor].

  1. I. In rhet. lang., a harsh use of tropes, Gr. κατάχρησις, Auct. Her. 4, 33, 45; Cic. Or. 27, 94; Quint. 8, 2, 5: per abusionem, id. 3, 3, 9 al.
  2. II. In gen., abuse, misuse (eccl. Lat.).