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Meaning of SEXUAL ABUSE

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  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; "most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault"
 
 Synonyms: sexual assault
 
 See Also: assault, rape, ravishment, regulatory offence, regulatory offense, statutory offence, statutory offense, violation

 

 

 

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