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batterer

[bat-er-er] /ˈbæt ər ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that batters.
2.
a person who inflicts violent physical abuse upon a child, spouse, or other person.
Origin of batterer
1605-1615
1605-15; batter1 + -er1
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  • But a man who is already a batterer, he is probably going to abuse his partner more often in a stressful situation.

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  • It tore me apart Friday when I heard that Rihanna was already planning to reconcile with her batterer.

British Dictionary definitions for batterer

batterer

/ˈbætərə/
noun
1.
  1. a person who batters someone
  2. (in combination): baby-batterer, wife-batterer
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