mental cruelty

Definition of "mental cruelty"
  1. An old legal term, still valid in certain states, indicating a reason for divorce or influence in the splitting of belongings from a marriage
How to use "mental cruelty" in a sentence
  1. Her claim of mental cruelty eventually led to their divorce.
  2. Mental cruelty was found to be a substantial factor in the division of their marital property.
  3. Claims of mental cruelty can be complex and challenging in a legal context.

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