constructive desertion

Definition of "constructive desertion"
  1. The involuntary departure from home or a relationship, caused by the severe actions of one spouse toward the other
How to use "constructive desertion" in a sentence
  1. The court considered the continuous threats as grounds for constructive desertion, giving the spouse the right to end the marriage.
  2. The recurring harmful behavior was seen as a case of constructive desertion, leading to legal separation.
  3. After experiencing habitual hostility, the spouse filed for divorce based on constructive desertion.

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