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stalking

noun stalk·ing

legal Definition of stalking

: the act or crime of willfully and repeatedly following or harassing another person in circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to fear injury or death especially because of express or implied threats; broadly : a crime of engaging in a course of conduct directed at a person that serves no legitimate purpose and seriously alarms, annoys, or intimidates that person
Note: Stalking is often considered to be aggravated when the conduct involved also violates a restraining order protecting the victim.


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