To use ill; to maltreat; to act injuriously to; to punish or to tax excessively; to hurt; as, to abuse prisoners, to abuse one's powers, one's patience.
To violate; to ravish.
Physical ill treatment; injury.
Violation; rape; as, abuse of a female child.
To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse inherited gold; to make an excessive use of; as, to abuse one's authority.
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.
When used as a legal term in healthcare, it normally refers to actions that do not involve intentional misrepresentations in billing but which, nevertheless, result in improper conduct. Consequences can result in civil liability and administrative sanctions. An example of abuse is the excessive use of medical supplies. (also see Fraud, OIG, FBI, Compliance)
Describes attempted misuse and fraudulent activity on the Network this can be Affiliate Fraud (see below) or unethical methods of promotion.
To revile; to reproach coarsely; to disparage.
Vituperative words; coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; virulent condemnation; reviling.
The action of a person hurting or not caring for another person who generally is younger or weaker.(one does abusing)
Adult Day Care
In some cultures, a minof Fraud or infraction.
The use of any drug that deviates from the approved medical or social patterns within a culture.
Self-administration of any drug in a culturally disapproved manner that causes adverse consequences.
pattern of abnormal drug use that occurs despite negative consequences or the threat of physical damage; not the same as addiction.
use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
Internet abuse includes the use of foul language and personal attacks via emails and Message Boards. Additionally, there is a form of abuse that comes into play in Internet advertising. The service of Discussion Boards (aka Message Boards) can lead one into participating in abuse. Discussion Boards are electronic bulletin boards that allow people to trade messages on a daily basis. Each Discussion Board "forum" has a topic. Posting messages in forums that don't align with the topic being discussed, can find the internet service provider (ISP) canceling your account. It is also valuable to know that threats via the internet are considered illegal by law just like threats face-to-face.
Under UK and EU law, businesses who are in a dominant position in a particular market must be careful to avoid accusations that they are abusing that dominant position. "Dominant" under EU law (Article 86 of the Treaty of Rome) means being able to act without having to consider competitors and customers. Under UK laws such consideration may apply where more than 25% of a market is controlled and group turnover is over £5 million. Market is a complex subject and defining what the market is in any particular case depends on issues such as consumer choice, product use and other considerations. "Abuse" is non-exhaustively defined under EU law to cover unfair terms, limitations, discriminatory terms, tie-ins and refusals to supply. Similar practices are likely to fall foul of UK law.