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wife-beater

n
(Law) a person who hits his or her wife
ˈwife-ˌbeating n
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We, to whom most happenings were jokes, never laughed during Red-Eye's wife-beatings.
168 cases of wife-beating were reported in 2014 while 15 cases of children abused by parents were reported, says official.
Then, after all that verbal chess, came the let down of an ending - Spector being gunned down by an also ran, who-carescharacter: Jimmy the wife-beating gangster.
WIFE-BEATING politician Bill Walker yesterday lost an appeal against conviction on 23 assault charges.
If wife-beating Islamist thug Jubel Miah behaves himself during his 16-week prison sentence, he will be out at the end of next month.
New York, June 10 ( ANI ): A Nazi-obsessed man who even named his son Adolf Hitler was a wife-beating tyrant, his wife has revealed.
He witnessed punch-ups and wind-ups as players dealt with team-mates guilty of everything from theft to wife-beating.
Patna The brutal assault on ruling party lawmaker Bima Bharati by her lawbreaker husband in Bihar recently has triggered a public debate as to whether this eastern Indian state is really notorious for wife-beating in India.
In multivariate analyses, men's lifetime history of physical spousal abuse was positively associated with being older than 24, having a below-secondary education, being of low or middle household wealth status, recent drug or alcohol use, poor mental health and agreeing that wife-beating is justified (odds ratios, 1.
I quite liked Bugner on the show until I read Melody's revelations that he was a wife-beating bully who'd also deserted his kids.
A[cedilla] More than half of women and girls in developing countries think that wife-beating is acceptable and, younger women are as likely to justify wife-beating as older women.
More than 150 million children between 5 and 14 years of age are engaged in child labour and more than half of women and girls in developing countries think that wife-beating is acceptable and, younger women are as likely to justify wife-beating as older women.