A term used to describe women who are physically and/or mentally abused by their spouses or domestic partners. This is currently thought to be the most common type of violence against women in the U.S.

BATTERED WOMEN: "Battered women are more and more reporting crimes made against them to their appropriate authorities."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BATTERED WOMEN," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed June 22, 2021).