human rights abuse

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of human rights abuse

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : consisting of humans

  3. : having human form or attributes

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

right play rights
  1. : righteous, upright

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

  3. : 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

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

  3. : the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled

  1. : according to right

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

  3. : in a suitable, proper, or desired manner

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

  2. : justify, vindicate

  3. : avenge

abuse play
  1. : a corrupt practice or custom

  2. : improper or excessive use or treatment : misuse

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

  1. : to put to a wrong or improper use

  2. : to use excessively

  3. : to use or treat so as to injure or damage : maltreat


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