child abuse

child abuse
child abuse n: abuse (2)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

child abuse
Physical, sexual, or mental mistreatment of a child.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

child abuse
Physical, sexual, or emotional mistreatment or neglect of a child.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

child abuse
Physical, sexual, or emotional mistreatment or neglect of a child.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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