domestic violence

noun

Definition of domestic violence

  1. :  the inflicting of physical injury by one family or household member on another; also :  a repeated or habitual pattern of such behavior

1891

First Known Use of domestic violence

1891


Law Dictionary

domestic violence

noun domestic vi·o·lence

Legal Definition of domestic violence

  1. :  violence committed by one family or household member against another — see also restraining order at order


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