extreme cruelty

Definition of "extreme cruelty"
  1. Extreme cruelty is a valid reason for divorce in some states, established when one spouse inflicts physical or mental harm on the other, potentially leading to a favorable property division for the victim
How to use "extreme cruelty" in a sentence
  1. Extreme cruelty was cited in her petition for divorce.
  2. The judge considered the evidence of extreme cruelty when deciding on property division.
  3. He sought divorce on the grounds of extreme cruelty inflicted by his spouse.

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