Extreme Cruelty

Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

In the law of divorce. The infliction of grievous bodily harm or grievous mental suffering. Civ. Code Cal. 1903, ยง 94. Either personal violence or the reasonable apprehension thereof, or a systematic course of lil treatment affecting health and endangering life. Morris v. Morris, 14 Cal. 79, 73 Am. Dee, 615; Harratt v. Harratt, 7 N. H. 198, 26 Arn. Dec. 730; Carpenter v. Carpenter, 30 Kan. 712, 2 Pac. 122, 46 Am. Rep. 108. Any conduct constituting aggravated or inhuman lll-treat-ment, having regard to the physical and temperamental constitution of the parties and all the surrounding circumstances. Donald v. Donald, 21 Fla. 573; Blain v. Biain, 45 Vt. 544; Poor v. Poor, 8 N. H. 315, 29 Am. Dec. 664.

Henry Campbell Black, M.A.
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