noun Date: circa 1855 the action of hazing; especially an initiation process involving harassment

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hazing — Horseplay and practical jokes perpetrated on a freshman student, or neophyte in an organization, by way of initiation or discipline. 15 Am J2d Colleges § 27 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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