2. [syn: harassment, molestation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Molestation \Mol`es*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F. molestation.]
The act of molesting, or the state of being molested;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper
sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
2: the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and
criticism [syn: harassment, molestation]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
MOLESTATION, Scotch law, The name of an action competent to the proprietor
of a landed estate, against those who disturb his possession, It is chiefly
used in questions of commonty, or, of controverted marches. Ersk. Prin. B.
4, t. 1, n. 48.