Definition of abusage in English:

abusage

noun

  • Abuse, misuse. Formerly also: immoral behaviour; defilement. In later use frequently contrasted with usage.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Edmund Geste (1514–1577), bishop of Salisbury. From abuse + -age, perhaps after Middle French abusage.

Pronunciation:

abusage

/əˈbjuːzɪdʒ//əˈbjuːsɪdʒ/