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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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Such maltreatment is precisely prohibited by the Family Code expressly banning corporal punishment by a person exercising substitute parental authority (Article 233).
(4) The reduction in alcohol consumption could, in turn, reduce child maltreatment. This might occur because alcohol is a factor in 40% of child maltreatment cases.
Through this way people would be able to exercise their right to protect children from maltreatment, enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
This harassment and maltreatment of guests continued despite requests by the officials of the Pakistan High Commission.
[USA], May 9 (ANI): Young adults who experienced maltreatment as children are more prone to use e-cigarettes, researchers have claimed.
This was the first study of children disclosing maltreatment via texts.
Addressing the demo, Dr Fowzia said that maltreatment of Marzieh is not the first incident of the violation of basic human rights in the US by their administration.
Maltreatment includes emotional, physical abuse and emotional and physical neglect.
However, the panel said there is not enough evidence to prove the complaints of alleged physical maltreatment, grave coercion, and extortion filed by 12 detainees of the secret cell.
The Smallest Victims: A History of Child Maltreatment and Child Protection in America
ACS staffers also lodged thousands more petitions of abuse and maltreatment in Family Court -- 14,207 in 2017 in comparison with 9,566, a rise of 52 percent.
Higher teen pregnancy prevalence among sexual minorities is partly attributable to childhood maltreatment and bullying, some of which can stem from discrimination, according to a recent study.