Definition of marital rape in English:

marital rape

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noun

[mass noun]
  • Rape committed by the person to whom the victim is married.
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    • Rape on the other hand, involves issues we consider to be intensely private, especially since acquaintance rape and marital rape make up a large proportion of incidents.
    • There are stories of marital rape, date rape… everything that nightmares are made of.
    • Their current battlegrounds include gender bias, sexual harassment and marital rape.

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