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Constructive Desertion

constructive desertion n

: the act of one spouse forcing the other (as by violence) to abandon the home or relationship NOTE: Constructive desertion, like desertion, is a ground for divorce.



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.