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child abuse

noun
1.
mistreatment of a child by a parent or guardian, including neglect, beating, and sexual molestation.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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British Dictionary definitions for child abuse

child abuse

noun
1.
physical, sexual, or emotional ill-treatment or neglect of a child, esp by those responsible for its welfare See also nonaccidental injury
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