extreme cruelty

extreme cruelty

n. an archaic requirement to show infliction of physical or mental harm by one of the parties to his/her spouse to support a judgment of divorce or an unequal division of the couple's property. All states except Illinois and South Dakota recognize "no fault" divorces, but in some states evidence of cruelty may result in division of property favoring the suffering (victim) spouse.

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SO, yet another act of extreme cruelty has been inflicted on a defenceless animal.
Where there was extreme cruelty a law court judge could be asked to dispense with the blood parents' consent and grant an adoption but all too often many judges were reluctant to do this.
Perhaps because of the extreme cruelty of the Duma case, this incident will end differently.
He was found guilty in a number of serious crimes committed with extreme cruelty.
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They described the use of torture rooms and equipment as well as the extreme cruelty of interrogators.
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The threats made by this group are extremely grave and demonstrate the extreme cruelty of (the IS group) and all those associated with it," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.
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