domestic violence

Definition of "domestic violence"
  1. Harmful actions or threats used by one partner to maintain control over the other in a romantic relationship, covering a range of behavior from physical aggression to emotional manipulation and isolation
How to use "domestic violence" in a sentence
  1. The police were called to intervene in a domestic violence incident at the apartment block.
  2. Counseling centers provide support for victims of domestic violence.
  3. Laws are put in place to provide protection against domestic violence.

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