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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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mistreatment of a child by a parent or guardian, including neglect, beating, and sexual molestation

Usage examples (27)
  • She, trying to milk Chip and Cindy on the child-abuse secret.
  • The new law excludes child-abuse and domestic-violence cases.
  • There's also a new ambivalence about the whole child-abuse issue.
  • Miller leveled child-abuse allegations against her ex-partner last year. for more
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