Violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner: police, social services, and voluntary agencies are working together to tackle domestic violence
More example sentences
- Concern for the safety of the victim of domestic violence is always a priority in my work.
- Feminist writings have focused attention on domestic violence and challenged the assumptions of approaches that blame women for their victimization.
- Parental alcoholism, drug abuse, mental instability, and severe domestic violence resulted in feelings of emotional (or symbolic) abandonment, as well.
Definition of domestic violence in:
- The US English dictionary