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Sexual abuse   /sˈɛkʃuəl əbjˈus/   Listen
Sexual abuse

A statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat.  Synonyms: sex crime, sex offense, sexual assault.

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"Sexual abuse" Quotes from Famous Books

... shoulders were it not that the neck is usually too short and thick to be graceful. Her body and limbs possess great muscular strength and are well developed, but generally lack stability, and her breasts are flabby and pendent—facts due, no doubt, to sexual abuse. She is generally of heavy frame, and rather inclined to stoutness. Her hands and feet show power and rude strength, but no dexterity or suppleness is noticeable in her fingers, and she has therefore no ability for very fine or ...
— In the Forbidden Land • Arnold Henry Savage Landor

Words linked to "Sexual abuse" :   regulatory offence, regulatory offense, law, rape, molestation, statutory offense, ravishment, violation, sex offense, jurisprudence, assault, statutory offence

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