inhuman treatment


inhuman treatment
n.
Treatment that is so physically or mentally cruel or brutal as to endanger the health or life of its victim.

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

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  • inhuman treatment — In the law of divorce, such mental or physical cruelty or severity as endangers the life or health of the party to whom it is addressed, or creates a well founded apprehension of such danger. The phrase commonly employed in statutes is cruel and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • inhuman treatment — In the law of divorce, such mental or physical cruelty or severity as endangers the life or health of the party to whom it is addressed, or creates a well founded apprehension of such danger. The phrase commonly employed in statutes is cruel and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • inhuman treatment — Cruelty; want of mercy. See cruel and unusual punishment; cruelty to animals; inhuman treatment which endangers life …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • inhuman treatment — noun a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering • Syn: ↑cruelty • Hypernyms: ↑maltreatment, ↑ill treatment, ↑ill usage, ↑abuse • Hyponyms: ↑impalement, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • inhuman treatment which endangers life — A ground of divorce under some statutes; not confined to physical or violent acts; may consist wholly of abusive and insulting words, much depending upon the moral, mental, and spiritual qualities of the victim. Thompson v Thompson, 186 Iowa 1066 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cruel and inhuman treatment — cru·el and in·hu·man treatment n: cruelty (2) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. cruel and inhuman treatment …   Law dictionary

  • cruel and inhuman treatment — A ground for divorce. See cruelty; inhuman treatment …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cruel and inhuman treatment — As ground for divorce, consists of unwarranted and unjustifiable conduct on part of defendant causing other spouse to endure suffering and distress, thereby destroying peace of mind and making living with such spouse unbearable, completely… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cruel and inhuman treatment — As ground for divorce, consists of unwarranted and unjustifiable conduct on part of defendant causing other spouse to endure suffering and distress, thereby destroying peace of mind and making living with such spouse unbearable, completely… …   Black's law dictionary

  • treatment — I noun adjustment, analysis, arrangement, consideration, cure, design, examination, execution, handling, investigation, management, modification, process, processing, study, technique, therapy, transaction, way associated concepts: inhuman… …   Law dictionary


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