molestation
I noun abuse, aggravation, annoyance, bother, disturbance, ill treatment, ill usage, inconvenience, interference, interruption, intrusion, irritation, maltreatment, meddling, mistreatment, nuisance, oppression, persecution, vexatio, vexation II index abuse (physical misuse), disturbance, mischief, nuisance

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


molestation
The crime of sexual acts with children up to the age of 18, including touching of private parts, exposure of genitalia, taking of pornographic pictures, rape, inducement of sexual acts with the molester or with other children, and variations of these acts. Molestation also applies to incest by a relative with a minor family member, and any unwanted sexual acts with adults short of rape.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

molestation
n.
   the crime of sexual acts with children up to the age of 18, including touching of private parts, exposure of genitalia, taking of pornographic pictures, rape, inducement of sexual acts with the molester or with other children and variations of these acts by pedophiles. Molestation also applies to incest by a relative with a minor family member and any unwanted sexual acts with adults short of rape.
   See also: pedophilia, rape

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Molestation — Mol es*ta tion, n. [Cf. F. molestation.] The act of molesting, or the state of being molested; disturbance; annoyance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • molestation — [mɔlɛstɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. XIVe; de molester, et ation. ❖ ♦ Rare. Action de molester; mauvais traitement, brutalité. ⇒ Persécution, tracasserie, vexation …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • molestation — (n.) c.1400, action of annoying or vexing, from O.Fr. molestacion vexation, harassing, and directly from M.L. molestationem (nom. molestatio), noun of action from pp. stem of molestare (see MOLEST (Cf. molest)). It meant the harassing of a person …   Etymology dictionary

  • molestation — (mo lè sta sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. Action de molester. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Et [elles] li crient merci des molestations Et des grans batemens et des derisions, Girart de Ross. V. 2439.    XVe s. •   Par voie de fait ou de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • molestation — noun Molestation is used before these nouns: ↑case Molestation is used after these nouns: ↑child …   Collocations dictionary

  • molestation — n. child; sexual molestation * * * [ˌməʊle steɪʃ(ə)n] sexual molestation child …   Combinatory dictionary

  • molestation — molest ► VERB 1) pester or harass in a hostile way. 2) assault or abuse sexually. DERIVATIVES molestation noun molester noun. ORIGIN Latin molestare annoy , from molestus troublesome …   English terms dictionary

  • molestation — noun see molest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • molestation — See molest. * * * …   Universalium

  • molestation — noun /mɒlɪˈsteɪʃən,ˌməʊlɪˈsteɪʃən,ˌmoʊlɪˈsteɪʃən/ a) the act of molesting b) the state of being molested …   Wiktionary

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