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Abuse
1) Mistreatment, as in child abuse. 2) Excessive and wrongful use, as in substance abuse. 3) In bankruptcy, misuse of Chapter 7 bankruptcy by a debtor that has enough disposable income to fund a Chapter 13 repayment plan.
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