What is harm?

  • (verb): Cause or do harm to.
    Example: "These pills won't harm your system"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Harm is a moral and legal concept.

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Some articles on harm:

Sturgis Turner - Biography
... friend and former Naval Academy classmate of Harm, and a great rival in the courts ... Sturgis and Harm play hoops and fix cars together ... He kept secret that Mac let it slip to him "That she was in love with him," (him meaning Harm) ...
Liberation Of Expression - Limitations
... Limitations to freedom of speech may follow the "harm principle" or the "offense principle", for example in the case of pornography, or hate speech ... However, Mill also introduced what is known as the harm principle, in placing the following limitation on free expression "the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a ... way of preventing serious offense (as opposed to injury or harm) to persons other than the actor, and that it is probably a necessary means to that end." Hence Feinberg argues ...
Singles 90/98 - Track Listing - Disc 3
... Safe From Harm (Original)" – 518 "Safe From Harm (7" Version)" – 426 "Safe From Harm (12" Version)" – 655 "Safe From Harm (Perfecto Mix)" – 813 "Safe From Harm (Just A Groove ...
B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation Commission
... The ADC aims to control the harm caused by people and organisations that engage in or encourage discriminatory behaviour in our society ... and humane values that serve to prevent such harm ... The ADC's efforts at harm prevention and control involve four major kinds of activity which include gathering relevant information, supporting victims of antisemitism and discrimination ...

More definitions of "harm":

  • (noun): The act of damaging something or someone.
    Synonyms: damage, hurt, scathe
  • (noun): Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc..
    Synonyms: injury, hurt, trauma

Famous quotes containing the word harm:

    Our repentances are generally not so much a concern and remorse for the harm we have done, as a fear of the harm we may have brought upon ourselves.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
    Joseph Wood Krutch (1893–1970)

    There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)