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  1. Treating

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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. Richard Kerr:

    We need a debate asking, what do you want out of health care? do you want to continue treating everything? Yes, you do, but we can't do it under the current financial envelope.

  2. Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska:

    Treating consumers in Europe differently than U.S. consumers is no way to win back trust.

  3. Misty Buswell:

    Children are dying from lack of food and medicines in parts of Syria just a few kilometers from warehouses that are piled high with aid, families (Save the Children interviewed) spoke of sick babies dying at checkpoints, vets (veterinary surgeons) treating humans, and children forced to eat animal feed as they cower in basements from airstrikes.

  4. Marianne Comparet:

    It's going completely under the radar, treating one could really impact on the other.

  5. Keith Humphreys:

    We need to accept that treating pain and addiction are part of the fabric of taking care of population health -- and our healthcare system must be permanently equipped to do that.

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