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acquaintance rape

noun

Definition of acquaintance rape

  1. :  rape committed by someone known to the victim



1979

First Known Use of acquaintance rape

1979


Medical Dictionary

acquaintance rape

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noun ac·quain·tance rape \ə-ˈkwānt-ən(t)s-\

Medical Definition of acquaintance rape

  1. :  rape committed by someone known to the victim




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