Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sexual_abuse

1 sense of sexual abuse

Sense 1
sexual assault, sexual abuse, sex crime, sex offense -- (a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat; "most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault")
       => statutory offense, statutory offence, regulatory offense, regulatory offence -- (crimes created by statutes and not by common law)

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