constructive desertion

noun

Legal Definition of constructive desertion

: the act of one spouse forcing the other (as by violence) to abandon the home or relationship

Note: Constructive desertion, like desertion, is a ground for divorce.

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“Constructive desertion.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/constructive%20desertion. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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