alienation of affections

Definition of "alienation of affections"
  1. The intentional act of causing someone, typically a spouse, to lose affection for another person who has the right to expect that affection. It is generally not recognized as a valid legal claim
How to use "alienation of affections" in a sentence
  1. The husband accused his wife's friend of alienation of affections.
  2. She claimed that her husband's alienation of affections was due to the influence of his co-worker.
  3. Faced with the threat of losing his family, he stopped his activities which were leading to alienation of affections.

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