Abuse-of-process. (n.d.). In YourDictionary. Retrieved from https://www.yourdictionary.com/abuse-of-process
abuse of process - Legal Definition
The tort of beginning or otherwise using the judicial civil or criminal process
for an improper purpose. There may be a legitimate basis for instituting or
using the judicial process, but the actual intent behind the action is
improper. See also malicious prosecution.