n. women who are physically beaten and abused by their legal spouse or domestic partner. Considered an act of violence against women, wife beating has overtaken rape as the silent, most under-reported criminal act of violent assault in the U.S. alone.

BATTERED WOMEN: "The predicament regarding battered women is not confined to isolated cases- it is a worldwide problem experienced by many classes and cultures."
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