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Definitions and Synonyms of sexual abuse | Another word for sexual abuse | What is sexual abuse?

Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting act]

Samples where sexual abuse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault

Synonyms for sexual abuse in the sense of this definition

(sexual abuse is a kind of ...) crimes created by statutes and not by common law

(... is a kind of sexual abuse ) the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)

(... is a kind of sexual abuse ) the crime of forcing a person to submit to sexual intercourse against his or her will

(sexual abuse belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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