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molestation

[ moh-le-stey-shuhn, mol-e- ]
/ ˌmoʊ lɛˈsteɪ ʃən, ˌmɒl ɛ- /
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noun
an act or instance of interference with or violence against someone:Under the terms of the citadel’s surrender, the Persians were allowed to pass without molestation through the midst of the Roman army.
sexual assault or indecent advances:He was arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation and child abuse.
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