indignities to the person

: misconduct (as habitual incivility or ridicule or neglect) by a spouse constituting grounds for divorce in some states that makes the life of an offended spouse intolerable and burdensome, subverts the family relationship, and evidences the settled hatred of the offending spouse

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Dictionary Entries Near indignities to the person

indignify

indignities to the person

indignity

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“Indignities to the person.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indignities%20to%20the%20person. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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