abuse (n.)
corrupt practice, wicked way
JC II.i.115[Brutus to Cassius] The sufferance of our souls, the time's abuse
MM II.i.42[Elbow to all] If these be good people in a commonweal that do nothing but use their abuses in common houses, I know no law
Ven.792[] O strange excuse, / When reason is the bawd to lust's abuse!
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