human rights abuse

Definition of human rights abuse

  1. :  violation of the basic rights of people by treating them wrongly The government has been accused of human rights abuses.

Word by Word Definitions

humanplay
  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of humans (see 2human)

    :  consisting of humans

    :  having human form or attributes

  1. :  a bipedal primate mammal (Homo sapiens) :  a person :  man

    :  hominid

rightplay rights
  1. :  righteous, upright

    :  being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper

    :  conforming to facts or truth :  correct

  1. :  qualities (such as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval

    :  something to which one has a just claim: such as

    :  the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled

  1. :  according to right

    :  in the exact location, position, or moment :  precisely

    :  in a suitable, proper, or desired manner

  1. :  to do justice to :  redress the injuries of

    :  justify, vindicate

    :  avenge

abuseplay
  1. :  a corrupt practice or custom

    :  improper or excessive use or treatment :  misuse

    :  language that condemns or vilifies usually unjustly, intemperately, and angrily

  1. :  to put to a wrong or improper use

    :  to use excessively

    :  to use without medical justification


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