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  1. Treating

    Treating, in law, is the act of serving food, drink, and other refreshments to influence people for political gain. In various countries, treating is considered a form of corruption, and is illegal as such. Treating, in a social context, came about with the birth of leisure time in the late nineteenth century. Young working class women took pride in going out and enjoying the city’s “cheap amusements”. Some notable cheap amusements included public dances, amusement parks, and nickelodeon movie theatres. Although young working class women liked to go out, this often proved difficult, as their wages were very low. Young women dealt with this issue in numerous ways. Some refrained from going out or limited going out to special occasions, while others depended on their male counterparts to finance their pleasures. The latter solution is referred to as “treating”. Historian Kathy Peiss has popularized this term in many of her scholarly works such as Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York and “Charity Girls and City Pleasures”. The act of treating was an exchange between a man and a woman. A man would agree to pay for a woman’s outing in exchange for her company. Treating ranged from the more innocent to the more scandalous. Treating was seen as harmless when it was conducted between a “steady” couple and more risqué when it was performed on a casual basis. The women who engaged with this more risqué form of treating often reciprocated by performing sexual favors. These favors could be dancing, hugging, and kissing to full on sexual intercourse. The women who engaged with the more intense sexual acts were referred to as “charity girls”. These women did not see themselves as prostitutes but often walked a fine line between being treated and being paid for their sexual services.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of treating in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of treating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of treating in a Sentence

  1. Bertrand Russell:

    I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied 'The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies that's fair.' In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.

  2. Pat McGinnis:

    It's eternal vigilance, until all care staff starts treating every resident as if they were their own mothers and fathers, I don't see it getting any better.

  3. James Zimmerman:

    Treating foreign NGOs as primarily a security threat undermines not just the ability of those organizations to benefit China, but also the ability of companies to do business here.

  4. Linda Nielsen:

    Be an equal opportunity child, you need to start treating your father the same way you treat your mother.

  5. Danny Smyth:

    We have no reason to believe this is an attack on the justice system, we're not considering this to be a general threat to lawyers, law firms or the general public. We're treating this right now as very specific crime.

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