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[Middle French harasser to exhaust, fatigue, from harer to set a dog on, from Old French hare, interjection used to incite dogs]
: to subject persistently and wrongfully to annoying, offensive, or troubling behavior [a collection agency ing a debtor] see also sexual harassment
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.