child_abuse-n; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: mistreatment of a child

Commentary: CHILD_ABUSE[+event][+mistreatment][+of_person][+minor]

This psychology book discusses the causes and effects of various types of child abuse.
Certain forms of accepted discipline administered to students in former times are now viewed as child abuse.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1