Definition of hazing
: the action of hazing; especially : an initiation process involving harassment
Recent Examples of hazing from the Web
The fraternity has been permanently banned at Penn State, and 18 fraternity members are now facing charges ranging from hazing to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.
Ten other men face lesser charges, including hazing, recklessly endangering another person, furnishing alcohol to minors, and tampering with evidence.
In response to acts of hazing, a fraternity at UNC Charlotte has been suspended for the next four years.
An investigation into the fraternity’s actions opened after anonymous sources reported the hazing occurred during the chapter’s spring 2017 new member education and initiation process.
Prosecutors have filed a variety of charges, including involuntary manslaughter, hazing, and tampering with evidence.
Some experts on the issue of fraternity hazing, however, aren't convinced Penn State is going far enough in its actions.
In some cases, these concerns about sexual exploitation were justified—the Penn State child-abuse scandal, for instance, and the more recent hazing scandal in Sayreville, New Jersey.
Martin was convicted of manslaughter and hazing in the death of Champion, who collapsed after being beaten by members of FAMU’s famed Marching 100.
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Definition of hazing for English Language Learners
: the practice of playing unpleasant tricks on someone or forcing someone to do unpleasant things
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