mental cruelty

noun

Legal Definition of mental cruelty

: conduct by one spouse that renders the other's life miserable and unendurable and that is a ground for divorce

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“Mental cruelty.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/mental%20cruelty. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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