Definition of domestic violence in English:

domestic violence

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[mass noun]
  • 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
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    • 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.

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