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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"There was emotional manipulation and mental cruelty at times.
And then when he know he'd have her, he'd spin this mental cruelty web around her to the point where she almost thought about suicide one weekend."
For example, one is struck by how a Quetta-based case went in favour of a wife who filed for divorce based on her husband's homosexuality, terming it a type of severe and extreme mental cruelty. Yet another fascinating case dealt with issues of biological surrogacy.
But while Queen's greatest hits are a smorgasbord of head-filling delights, some musical brain freezes can be a form of mental cruelty. Those in the know have described these musical nightmares as 'earworms' or the more medical sounding case of 'Stuck Song Syndrome'.
Domestic workers, who are obliged to live in their employer's homes, are particularly vulnerable to physical abuse, sexual violence and various forms of mental cruelty, while the almost total lack of labour laws for migrants provides little scope for redress.Kenya in September 2014 announced a ban on export of labour to Middle East countries but later lifted it last year after instituting reforms that included vetting of recruitment agencies.
Nambi Narayanan for his unnecessary arrest and harassment and mental cruelty he underwent due to false implication in the espionage case.
The court said Nambi Narayanan, a scientist at the state-run Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), was "arrested unnecessarily, harassed and subjected to mental cruelty." The court ordered the state of Kerala to pay him 5 million rupees within eight weeks.
But in September 1950 Nancy was granted a legal separation because of his mental cruelty. She claimed the singer had several affairs.
It emerged window cleaner and skunk cannabis addict Tony had regularly subjected his sister to physical and mental cruelty. At his trial, the killer claimed he was suffering amnesia due to heavy drug use.
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.