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Definition of Abuse
AbuseAbuse A*buse", n. [F. abus, L. abusus, fr. abuti. See Abuse,
1. Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad
purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an
abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an
abuse of language.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty,
as well as by the abuses of power. --Madison.
2. Physical ill treatment; injury. ``Rejoice . . . at the
abuse of Falstaff.' --Shak.
3. A corrupt practice or custom; offense; crime; fault; as,
the abuses in the civil service.
Abuse after disappeared without a struggle..
4. Vituperative words; coarse, insulting speech; abusive
language; virulent condemnation; reviling.
The two parties, after exchanging a good deal of
abuse, came to blows. --Macaulay.
5. Violation; rape; as, abuse of a female child. [Obs.]
Or is it some abuse, and no such thing? --Shak.
Abuse of distress (Law), a wrongful using of an animal or
chattel distrained, by the distrainer.
Syn: Invective; contumely; reproach; scurrility; insult;
Usage: Abuse, Invective. Abuse is generally prompted by
anger, and vented in harsh and unseemly words. It is
more personal and coarse than invective. Abuse
generally takes place in private quarrels; invective
in writing or public discussions. Invective may be
conveyed in refined language and dictated by
indignation against what is blameworthy. --C. J.
Meaning of Abuse from wikipedia
is the improper usage
of a thing, often
gain benefit. Abuse
can come in many forms, such as: physical
- Child abuse
or child maltreatment
is physical, ****ual, and/or psychological maltreatment
of a child
or children, especially
by a parent
- Substance abuse
, also known
as drug abuse
, is the use of a drug in amounts
or by methods which
to the individual
or others. It is a form of...
- ****ual abuse
, also referred
to as molestation, is abusive
by one person
upon another. It is often perpetrated using force
or by taking...
, also called child
molestation, is a form of child abuse
or older adolescent
uses a child
for ****ual stimulation....
of prolonged child abuse
and horrendous living
involved, the degree
and the protracted
of Satanic ritual abuse
(SRA, sometimes known
as ritual abuse
, ritualistic abuse
, organized abuse
, or ****ic ritual abuse
in the United...
have been many cases
of ****ual abuse
priests, nuns and other members
life. In the 20th and 21st centuries,...
- Psychological abuse
, often called emotional abuse
, is a form of abuse characterized
by a person subjecting
or exposing another person
- Religious abuse
is abuse administered under
of religion, including
har****ment or humiliation, which
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