mental anguish

noun
men·​tal an·​guish

Legal Definition of mental anguish

: a high degree of emotional pain, distress, torment, or suffering that may aggravate a crime or be a subject of an action for damages or wrongful death : emotional distress

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“Mental anguish.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/mental%20anguish. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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