endangerment


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en·dan·ger

 (ĕn-dān′jər)
tr.v. en·dan·gered, en·dan·ger·ing, en·dan·gers
1. To expose to harm or danger; imperil.
2. To threaten with extinction.

en·dan′ger·ment n.
Synonyms: endanger, hazard, imperil, jeopardize, risk
These verbs mean to subject to danger, loss, or destruction: erratic driving that endangers lives; hazarded his health by smoking; a forest imperiled by acid rain; costs that jeopardized profits; wouldn't risk her financial security.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endangerment - a source of dangerendangerment - a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
danger - a cause of pain or injury or loss; "he feared the dangers of traveling by air"
health hazard - hazard to the health of those exposed to it
moral hazard - (economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance); "insurance companies are exposed to a moral hazard if the insured party is not honest"
occupational hazard - any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury
sword of Damocles - a constant and imminent peril; "the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

endangerment

noun
Exposure to possible harm, loss, or injury:
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Translations

endangerment

[ɪnˈdeɪndʒərmənt] n (LAW)mise f en dangerend date n [contract] → date f d'expiration
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A North Chicago man was cited for child endangerment Monday in Lake Forest after leaving his two kids in a truck for several hours with the windows rolled up, police said.
The woman is further charged with 10 counts of sexually assaulting her and one charge of reckless endangerment by permitting the girl to be placed in a situation that created a risk to her becoming a victim of sexual abuse.
Plymouth County jurors found Harris guilty to first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death.
A growing population and increasing infrastructure needs have also led to the decimation of animal habitats and forests, and resulted in loss and endangerment of animal and plant species only found in Pakistan.
In addition to alienation issues, the court specifically found that allegations of substantial interference in a parent/child relationship constitutes endangerment, sufficient to justify an evidentiary hearing.
Failing to adequately protect a child may result in the caregiver being charged with "child endangerment" or "endangering the welfare of a child."
James Essegbey, Brent Henderson and Fiona McLaughlin (editors), Language Documentation and Endangerment in Africa.
The police have launched a criminal investigation due to public endangerment.A nearly two-metre long yellow anaconda, originally from South America, was found near a pool close to Stupava, just outside Bratislava.
Taking a tougher stance against predation on minors, video-sharing site YouTube announced that it will delete unwanted comments and videos that promote child endangerment.
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Child endangerment captures the moral culpability of supervisory priests' misconduct, but child-endangerment statutes based on the Model Penal Code (MPC) do not legally cover supervisory priests or their acts.