infliction of emotional distress

in·​flic·​tion of emotional distress

Legal Definition of infliction of emotional distress

: the tort of intentionally or negligently causing emotional distress

called also infliction of mental distress

— see also emotional distress

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“Infliction of emotional distress.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/infliction%20of%20emotional%20distress. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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