- Harassment is defined as chronically annoying or tormenting someone.
Calling someone on the phone repeatedly and saying mean things is an example of harassment.
From Middle French harassement.
harassment - Legal Definition
Unjustifiable conduct, typically persistent and repetitive, aimed at an individual, that causes distress or discomfort.
Variant of harass
- to trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions, etc.
- to trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry
Origin of harassFrench harasser ; from Old French harer, to set a dog on ; from hare, cry to incite dogs ; from Old High German harēn, to call, cry out