persistent cruelty

persistent cruelty

n
(Law) law Brit conduct causing fear of danger to the life or health of a spouse (used in matrimonial proceedings before magistrates)
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said a Birkdale woman who summoned her husband to a court in Southport on the grounds of persistent cruelty.
Yet he refused to abandon this exercise in persistent cruelty.
Yesterday, at Smethwick, Arthur Adam Haden, silversmith, of Windmill Lane, was summoned by his wife, Clara Lousia Haden, for persistent cruelty, and she applied for a judicial separation and maintenance order.
Jailing the mother, Judge Marten Coates told her: "The picture presented to me is one of a family life each day of which was a fearful experience for each of your children, characterised by persistent violence and persistent cruelty.
Judge Lewis added: "That boy had quite enough problems as it was without what turned out to be persistent cruelty at your hands.
Khyra Ishaq, aged seven, died after being starved, beaten and treated with persistent cruelty by her mother and her mother's boyfriend.
Yesterday, at Smethwick, Mr Lyon Clark renewed his application in the case in which Charles Weaver (24) of Woodlands Street, Smethwick, was charged with persistent cruelty to his wife, Elizabeth Weaver, for the magistrates to hold an occasional court at the residence of the complainant to take her evidence, on the ground that it would be dangerous for the woman to attend court.
That was alie which serves to underline the persistent cruelty of your actions.
William Henry Powis, plumber, 162, Booth Street, was summoned by his wife, Florence Powis, residing at 57 Chapel Street, for being guilty of persistent cruelty towards her.
There's a whole world of difference between the form of discipline most parents use and the premeditated and persistent cruelty which has come to light in cases such as that of Victoria Climbie.
Shadow health secretary Dr Liam Fox said: "There's a whole world of difference between the form of discipline most parents use and the premeditated and persistent cruelty which has come to light in cases such as Victoria Climbie.
Some might say the police do not have the resources to deal with this criminal activity but some of the worst criminals in our society were found to have early histories of persistent cruelty to animals and then went on to torturing and murdering humans.

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