Abuse

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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. 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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Hypopharyngeal injury in an infant from non-accidental trauma. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2014;78 (12):2312-13.
In 2014, Medina's daughter was discovered with 45 fractured bones consistent with non-accidental trauma, by a doctor who evaluated her.
A tribunal made the finding of facts in relation to six cases in which the neuropathologist gave evidence that brain injuries were not consistent with non-accidental trauma.

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