child-battering

[ chahyld-bat-er-ing ]
/ ˈtʃaɪldˌbæt ər ɪŋ /

noun

the physical abuse of a child by a parent or guardian, as by beating.

Origin of child-battering

First recorded in 1970–75
Related formschild-bat·ter·er, noun
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