mental cruelty


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mental cruelty

n
(Law) behaviour that causes distress to another person but that does not involve physical assault
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These provisions allow husbands to be prosecuted for inflicting physical or mental cruelty or resorting to emotional and economic abuse.
It emerged window cleaner and skunk cannabis addict Tony had regularly subjected his sister to physical and mental cruelty.
With regard to the former, the role of the NCB (hitherto seen by the mining community as a great improver of the conditions of work suffered under the private mine owners) was personified by the coldness and indifference and mental cruelty of Robens.
While dismissing the husband's appeal, the high court said that he did not bring on record any proof to substantiate his allegation that the wife's behaviour had caused mental cruelty.
For me, adding the challenge of doing it on an 8-weight flyrod is a form of mental cruelty that I've become addicted to.
Mental cruelty and coercive control is not about who irons your shirts.
Five black teenagers from Gothenburg decide to inflict mental cruelty on three white and Asian kids (Sebastian Blyckert, Sebastian Hegmar, John Ortiz) with the aim of stealing the boys' phones and money.
Until the current article is wiped out, many authors, cartoonists and academics will suffer a mental cruelty for they are targeted through the law," Oran noted.
She's clearly in an abusive marriage and the mental cruelty has now tipped over into physical abuse.
Secretly, I think both north and south would be satisfied at that -- refugees on both sides having suffered forty years of iniquitous mental cruelty at the hands of our meretricious politicians, whose inventories are unlimited.