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Abuse

Everything that is contrary to good order established by usage. Departure from reasonable use; immoderate or improper use. Physical or mental maltreatment. Misuse. Deception.

To wrong in speech, reproach coarsely, disparage, revile, and malign.

abuse

(Corrupt practice), noun baseness, breach of trust, deviation from rectitude, dishonesty, distortion, errooeous use, excessive use, exploitation, fraudulency, ill usage, ill use, improper usage, improper use, jobbery, malfeasance, malversation, misapplication, misappropriation, misemployment, mishandling, mismanagement, misstatement, misusage, misuse, perversion, usus perversus, violation, want of principle, wrong use
Associated concepts: abuse of a mandate, abuse of a proceeddng, abuse of authority, abuse of discretion, abuse of executive authority, abuse of legal process, abuse of power, neglect
Foreign phrases: Ab abusu ad usum non valet consequennia.A conclusion as to the use of a thing from its abuse is invalid. Confirmat usum qui tollit abusum. He confirms a use who removes an abuse. Omnium rerum quarum usus est, potest esse abusus, virtute sola excepta. There may be an abuse of everything of which there is a use, virtue alone excepted.

abuse

(Physical misuse), noun atrocity, bad treatment, damage, debasement, defilement, dishonor, dishonoring, hurt, ill treatment, ill usage, ill use, impairment, indecent assault, injury, maltreatment, mishandling, mistreatment, misusage, molestation, outrage, persecution, victimization, violation
Associated concepts: abuse of a child

abuse

(Misuse), verb abuti, ill-use, injure, make excessive use of, make improper use of, maltreat, manhandle, misapply, misappropriate, misemploy, mishandle, mistreat, pervert, use improperly, use wrongly
Associated concepts: abuse of a minor

abuse

(Victimize), verb injure, maltreat, manhandle, mistreat, molest, oppress

abuse

(Violate), verb debauch, defile, degrade, harm, ill-use, persecute, pollute, profane, wrong
See also: aspersion, atrocity, attack, badger, beat, contumely, criticism, damage, debauch, defamation, diatribe, dissipate, endanger, exploit, harm, imprecation, infliction, injury, injustice, insult, malign, maltreat, misapplication, misappropriation, mishandle, mismanage, mistreat, misusage, misuse, molest, molestation, obloquy, offend, oppression, persecute, perversion, pervert, provocation, rape, reproach, revilement, shame, strike, transgression, vilification, violation, wrong

ABUSE. Every thing which is contrary to good order established by usage. Merl. Rep. h.t. Among the civilians, abuse has another signification; which is the destruction of the substance of a thing in using it. For example, the borrower of wine or grain, abuses the article lent by using it, because he cannot enjoy it without consuming it. Leg ; El. Dr. Rom. Sec. 414. 416.

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A National Plan was a key recommendation of the 2017 Australian Law Reform Commissions (ALRC) Report: Elder Abuse - a National Legal Response, which highlighted a litany of examples of serious physical abuse, financial abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people.
Far too much elder abuse goes unreported, Gannon says.
Emotional abuse was the most prevalent elder abuse subtype and financial abuse was less commonly reported by third parties or caregivers.
Violation of Personal Rights: Linked to the concept of individual human rights, this form of abuse includes the infringement of personal rights as a form of elder abuse (7).
Many states require reporting of elder abuse, and recently FINRA proposed new rules that would permit 15-day holds (and longer, in some cases) on accounts held by members who are either 65 and over or are over 18 and whom the institution "reasonably believes" have mental or physical impairments that render them unable to protect their own interests.
14) MSR has demonstrated, in a unique data-driven way, the need to treat elder abuse as a specific type of discrimination and to facilitate the identification of dangerous nursing homes for consumers.
On 15 June, coinciding with Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the ALRC released the first consultation document for this inquiry, an Issues Paper, and called for submissions from the public on the 50 questions in that document.
In terms of prevention, regular screening for elder abuse is still up for debate, but as the incidence of elder abuse continues to rise so should research and preventive efforts to combat this growing public health concern.
6 percent to 10 percent of study participants had experienced elder abuse during the previous year (Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 2015).
To support the roadmap's mission, DOJ developed an online curriculum to teach legal professionals how to identify and respond to elder abuse, while HHS is developing a voluntary system to collect
SOLIHULL Community Housing (SCH) stashowed their support for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.