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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A BATTERED husband set up a spy camera to prove to police his drunken and violent wife attacked him.
At one point, Ligaya hit her husband who was allegedly a battered husband, according to initial investigation, Celoso said.
IN 2012, Ian met actor Alan Halsall, easy-going Coronation Street mechanic Tyrone, who was at the centre of a battered husband plotline that gripped the nation.
In funny reversals, the story unfolds, and the curly haired mommy returns home from the "bored" meeting just in time to praise and rescue her confused and battered husband from his evening adventure of caring for the two resourceful princesses.
A BATTERED husband told a ATTERED husband told a judge he still wanted to be with the violent wife who tried to hit him with a coffee table.
Steinmetz, "The Battered Husband Syndrome", Victimology: An International Journal" V2, Nos.
There is also a lot of shame attached to being a battered husband.
In a sense it can be argued that the emergence of a cause (in this case, women's position in society) allied with the propaganda of oppression provided a vehicle for the expression of widespread collective female aggression, particularly utilising indirect and anonymous forms of aggression, which found its focus in the "the battered husband controversy" (see Straus, 1993).
Mrs Hedderly had gone to the bathroom and when she returned she found her battered husband lying on the floor.
Steinmetz (1977-78) wrote of the "The Battered Husband Syndrome," Tutty (1999) discussed "Husband Abuse," and both Brothers (2001) and Pritchard (2001) wrote of the abuse of men.
A wife found her battered husband collapsed with head injuries in a rural stone cottage he was renovating.