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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Terming the crime as an act of 'extreme cruelty', CJP Khosa said that it was a 'crime against the state'.
'The law dealing with such cases is very strict and burning someone with acid is an act of extreme cruelty.'
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She filed for a Nevada divorce that September, citing "extreme cruelty, entirely mental in nature," and a custody battle for their daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan, ensued.
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