domestic violence(redirected from battered child)
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Physical or emotional abuse of a household member, especially one's spouse or domestic partner.
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acts of violence against a member of one's immediate family, esp. in the home.
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|Noun||1.||domestic violence - violence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partner; usually violence by men against women|
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