Meaning of “domestic violence” in the English Dictionary

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"domestic violence" in British English

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domestic violencenoun [ U ]

uk /dəˌmes.tɪk ˈvaɪə.ləns/ us /dəˌmes.tɪk ˈvaɪə.ləns/

the situation in which someone you live with attacks you and tries to hurt you:

domestic violence against women

(Definition of “domestic violence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)