I believe the legal definition goes far beyond "to annoy intentionally". --Connel MacKenzie 18:04, 9 Mar 2005 (UTC)
- Well, I don't know much about law. Ncik 9 Mar 2005
What's currently listed:
- From Middle English molesten
FreeDictionary mentions some alternatives/modifications other dictionaries have mentioned that may be worth discussing:
- Old French molester, from Latin molestāre American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009.
- from Latin molestāre to annoy, from molestus troublesome, from mōlēs mass) Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers
- Middle English < Latin molestāre to irk, derivative of molestus irksome; compare mōlēs mass, burden, trouble) Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010
Based on this I am wondering if an accent should be put over the A in molestare, because that currently only has entries for Italian and Spanish, not Latin.