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Strong's #671 - ἀπόχρησις

from a compound of (G575) and (G5530)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. abuse, misuse
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀπό-χρησις, εως, ἡ,

I getting rid of, τῶν περιττῶν dub. in Plu. 2.267f.

II consumption, using up, Colossians 2:22.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀπόχρησις, ἀποχρησεως, (ἀποχράομαι to use to the full, to abuse), abuse, misuse: Colossians 2:22 ἐστιν πάντα εἰς φθοράν τῇ ἀποχρήσει all which (i. e. things forbidden) tend to destruction (bring destruction) by abuse; Paul says this from the standpoint of the false teachers, who in any use of those things whatever saw an abuse, i. e. a blameworthy use. In opposition to those who treat the clause as parenthetical and understand ἀπόχρησις to mean consumption by use (a being used up, as in Plutarch, moral., p. 267f. (quaest. Rom. 18)), so that the words do not give the sentiment of the false teachers but Paul's judgment of it, very similar to that set forth in Matthew 15:17; 1 Corinthians 6:13, cf. DeWette at the passage (But see Meyer, Ellicott, Lightfoot.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† ἀπό -χρησις , -εως ,

(< ἀποχράομαι , to use to the full, abuse),

abuse, misuse: Colossians 2:22 (MM, s.v.).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

One or two instances of the verb ἀποχράομαι may be cited to illustrate the expressive ἀπόχρησις, which is found in the Greek Bible only in Colossians 2:22. OGIS 665.16 (A.D. 49) ὑπὸ τῶν πλεονεκτικῶς καὶ ἀναιδῶς ταῖς ἐξουσίαις ἀποχρωμένων = abutentibus : the Prefect Cn. Vergilius Capito issues an edict against the abuse of the libera legatio. P Hib I. 52.7 (c. B.C. 245) κ ̣[αὶ ὧ ]ν ̣τινων κλήρων ἀποκέχρηνται ταῖς νομαῖς, ";the holdings in which they have used up the pastures"; (Edd.).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
αποχρησει αποχρήσει ἀποχρήσει apochresei apochrēsei apochrḗsei
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