Abuse

  • 41 abuse — 1. noun /əˈbjuːs,əˈbjus/ a) Improper treatment or usage; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; perversion. Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty, as well as by the abuses of power. b) Physical or verbal …

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  • 42 abuse — Synonyms and related words: abuse of office, addiction, afflict, aggrieve, assail, assailing, assault, atrocity, attack, bark at, batter, befoul, befoulment, belittle, berate, berating, betongue, betray, betrayal, bewitch, billingsgate, bitter… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 43 abuse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. misuse, misapply; mistreat, injure, damage; malign, scold, berate, vilify, curse; flay. n. injury, desecration; insult. See disapprobation, badness, deception, impurity, wrong.Ant., praise,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 44 abuse — I From the Latin, ab and utor;” to injure; to diminish in value; to wear away by using improperly. To wrong in speech, reproach coarsely, disparage, revile, malign. Campf v State, 80 Ohio St 321, 88 NE 887. II Ill treatment by physical means or… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 45 abuse — ● np. ►MAIL Nom d une BAL standard (définie par je ne sais plus quelle RFC), que tout serveur de courrier devrait reconnaître. Elle doit être préférentiellement utilisée pour se plaindre des éventuels abus perpétrés par les utilisateurs du… …

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  • 46 abuse — v 1. misuse, misemploy, misapply, misappropriate; wrong, aggrieve, Inf. shaft, Inf. give [s.o.] the shaft, disrespect, Sl. do [s.o.] dirty, Sl. kick [s.o.] around; profane, pervert, prostitute; exploit, impose upon, take advantage of, walk all… …

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  • 47 abuse — see USE …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 48 abuse — a·buse || É™ bjuːz n. misuse; maltreatment; corrupt practice; foul language v. misuse; injure, harm, mistreat; insult, malign, curse, revile …

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  • 49 abuse — beaus …

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  • 50 abuse — verb ə bju:z 1》 use to bad effect or for a bad purpose. 2》 treat with cruelty or violence.     ↘assault sexually. 3》 address in an insulting and offensive way. noun ə bju:s 1》 the improper use of something. 2》 cruel and violent treatment.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 51 abuse — I. v. a. 1. Misuse, misemploy, misapply, pervert, prostitute, desecrate, dishonor, profane, pollute, make an ill use of, deceive, impose on, betray, cajole, seduce by cajolery. 2. Maltreat, harm, injure, hurt, ill treat, ill use. 3. Revile,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 52 abuse —  Злоупотребление …

    Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • 53 abuse —   Hana ino, hō ino, ho o ino, ho omāino.   Also: hainā, ho omāuna, pā ulu ā, ku i pehi, pololo ka waha …

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  • 54 abuse — see USE …

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  • 55 Abuse of distress — Abuse A*buse , n. [F. abus, L. abusus, fr. abuti. See {Abuse}, v. t.] 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 56 abuse of process — abuse of process: the tort of bringing and following through with a civil or criminal action for a purpose known to be different from the purpose for which the action was designed compare malicious prosecution Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …

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  • 57 abuse of discretion — abuse of discretion: an error of judgment by a trial court in making a ruling that is clearly unreasonable, erroneous, or arbitrary and not justified by the facts or the law applicable in the case compare clearly erroneous Merriam Webster’s… …

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  • 58 abuse excuse — A type of self defense claim with which defendants seek to justify their actions by proving that they were subjected to years of prolonged child or spousal abuse. Category: Criminal Law Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits Nolo’s Plain English …

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  • 59 Abuse, pregnancy — Abuse of an expectant mother. This abuse is most often perpetrated by the woman s spouse, partner, or relative. Spurts of temper can progress to shouting and name calling. Then pushing and shoving. The use of physical violence can start a pattern …

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  • 60 Abuse of process — is a common law intentional tort. It is to be distinguished from malicious prosecution, another type of tort that involves misuse of the public right of access to the courts.The elements of a valid cause of action for abuse of process in most… …

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