domestic violence

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domestic violence

n.
Physical or emotional abuse of a household member, especially one's spouse or domestic partner.

domes′tic vi′olence


n.
acts of violence against a member of one's immediate family, esp. in the home.
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Noun1.domestic violence - violence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partnerdomestic violence - violence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partner; usually violence by men against women
violence, force - an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
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This role in society is also interconnected with the current concerns of wife beating and other forms of gender based violence (GBV).
Will a future government stop using phrases such as recreational drugs and legal highs, which are totally inappropriate terms in much the same way as wife beating was referred to as domestic violence and subsequently filed in the 'out tray'.
e Abrahamic holy books prescribe the killing of disbelievers (Koran 8:12-13, Leviticus 24:16); order their adherents to ght and enslave those with diering beliefs (Koran 9:29-30, Deuteronomy 20:10-18); endorse wife beating (Koran 4:34) and order women to submit to the authority of men (1 Timothy 2:11-12); and mandate the public lashing of fornicators (Koran 24:2) and the killing of homosexuals (Leviticus 20:13).
Acceptance of wife beating is prevalent among women in Kyrgyz Republic, according to the results of the 2012 Kyrgyz Republic Demographic and Health Survey.
The Kuwaiti also excused the practice of wife beating, because no [Muslim] woman has died as a result of her husband's beating.
In a study of gender attitudes and ideal family size in five high-fertility East African countries, 15-24-year-old males who believed that wife beating is sometimes justified wanted 0.
It would force anyone convicted of wife beating to inform any new partner and also allow police to tell people they feel may be at risk.
Alcohol and drug use were linked with greater levels of all forms of violence, as were sexually transmitted infections, poor mental health and attitudes supportive of wife beating.
Forty percent of men believe that wife beating is justifiable, while 32% of women think there is no problem with a man beating his wife, according to the Namibian Demographic Health Survey of 2006/2007.
The sheikh would throw homosexuals from high cliffs, thinks suicide bombings are "heroic martyrdom operations," begs God to destroy the Jews and thinks wife beating is acceptable as long as you avoid the face ( presumably so the neighbours won't see the marks.
This fictional birth father of the American teens, Kun Soo, is a character for whom reader sympathy is impossible, but credibility is palpable: wife beating, self-loathing, consigned to fate by his own traditionalism.
Yes, drug addiction, wife beating, misery and bankruptcy are sadly part and parcel of some people's lives.