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harm

noun aggravation, balefulness, damage, damnum, deadliness, detriment, disablement, disservice, evil, hurt, hurtfulness, ill consequence, ill-treatment, impairment, injury, malignancy, malignity, mischief, misfortune, noxiousness, perniciousness, ruin, scathe, scourge, virulence
Associated concepts: accidental harm, bodily harm, forseeeble harm, irreparable harm, unreasonable risk of harm

harm

verb abuse, adulterate, afflict, aggravate, attack, be malevolent, bruise, cause pain, corrode, corrupt, cripple, damage, debase, deface, demolish, devastate, disfigure, disserve, do evil, do mischief, do viilence, endamage, exacerbate, hurt, ill-treat, ill-use, impair, incapacitate, infect, inflict injury, injure, laedere, maim, mar, misuse, mutilate, nocere, pervert, plague, pollute, ravage, ruin, scathe, scourge, smite, spoil, subvert, worsen, wound, wrong
Associated concepts: accidental harm, bodily harm, forseeeble harm, irreparable harm, unreasonable harm
Foreign phrases: Error scribentis nocere non debit.An error made by a clerk ought not to prejudice. Qui jure suo utitur, nemini facit injuriam. One who exercises his legal rights, injures no one.
See also: abuse, annoy, assault, cost, damage, detriment, disable, disadvantage, disaster, disservice, drawback, endanger, eviscerate, expense, harrow, impair, impairment, infect, inflict, injure, injury, mischief, mistreat, molest, penalize, penalty, prejudice, sacrifice, spoil, strike, violate, wrong
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And I have also claimed that rights being means-blocking barriers to the transformation of greater harms into lesser harms requires that the means to that transformation, i.
While it is not obvious that such a culture harms its members (since members who choose to stay believe that they are doing so voluntarily), it is difficult to say whether genuine consent is being exercised in such a case.
It is a survey that is carried out on one day per month and allows teams to measure harm and the proportion of patients that are 'harm free' from self-harm, violence and aggression, restraint, physiological safety and omissions of medication.
In answering that question, he takes the right approach by taking up John Stuart Mill's harm principle.
Linklater here engages in a sustained reflection on the core theoretical issues surrounding the problem of harm in world politics.
Potential benefits and potential harms are often on different scales.
Under the old law, the petitioner was required to allege and prove that the harm the respondent was predicted to cause (if not committed) was: (1) "serious"; (2) "physical"; and (3) likely to occur "in the near future.
Most countries in the region responded to the increasing injection drug use with repressive measures that served to aggravate rather than alleviate harm related to drug use.
criminalisation is only available when one party harms another.
In spite of Sumner's argument, the idea that moral corruption and distress are harms sufficient to restrict pornographic expression has had much more legal currency in Canada than any harm-based account which excludes them.
This helps the reader to see how medical error is personal, emotional, and similar to other moral situations where one person harms another.
In this article we provide data on the most important harms associated with adolescent substance use for the following drugs: Ecstasy (MDMA), methamphetamine, cough and cold medication (dextromethorphan), prescription opiates and stimulants, and "date rape" drugs, including sedatives and gamma hydroxybutarate (GHB).