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Term: abuse

Term details for 'abuse'

Harm that is caused by anyone who has power over another person. Includes physical harm or neglect, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse. Use a more specific term for indexing, if possible.

Broader terms
crime, social problems
Narrower terms
adult abuse, animal abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, institutional abuse, neglect, partner abuse, physical abuse, ritual abuse, sexual abuse
Related terms
abusers, harassment, hate crime, investigations, survivors

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