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on appeal, the characterization by a reviewing court of a lower court or administrative agency decision or ruling as arbitrary and unreasonable, leading the reviewing court to overturn the decision. See discretion Source: Barron's Dictionary of Legal Terms, Steven H. Gifis, 5th Edition; © 2016

"A district court abuses its direction if it applies an incorrect legal standard, applies the law in an unreasonable or incorrect manner, follows improper procedures in making a determination, or makes findings of fact that are clearly erroneous."

- Taylor v. Pekerol, 760 Fed. App'x 647 (11th Cir. 2019)
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