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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Remarks made by the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Prince Abdullah Al-Saud, comparing the use of cluster weapons in Yemen to a husband beating his wife, raised eyebrows on Friday.
The victim told her that when she sat down to have coffee with friends and would glance at the wall, she would have a flashback of her husband beating her against the wall.
The committee for people with special needs received five complaints, the naturalisation committee 25 complaints, and the committee for women 18, which included issues of domestic abuse like a husband beating up his wife, girls not able to complete their studies and women not being supported to get married.
When [the guards] arrived, they caught the victim's husband beating her up in the head and body, and even slamming her head against the floor," he added.