noun[mass noun] Law
Conduct that makes another person suffer but does not involve physical assault.
- Why would she endure months of alleged mental cruelty if she understood the agreement was only for existing assets something with which she had no problem?
- In its ruling the court said the husband's behaviour towards his wife constituted mental cruelty under Indian matrimonial law.
- If you said that stuff to a player nowadays he'd be running away getting his agent and getting you sued for mental cruelty.
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