Acquaintance rape



rape committed by a person who is acquainted with the victim.
Contemporary Examples

Non-stranger rape or acquaintance rape is real and happens every day in America.
The Real Victims in Rape Cases Like Greg Kelly’s Rikki Klieman January 29, 2012

These were, remember, college students in an age of widespread awareness of acquaintance rape.
Sex, Booze, and Feminism Cathy Young February 21, 2014

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  • Acquaintance violence

    noun impulsive aggressive behaviour towards someone with whom the attacker has been in contact

  • Acquaintanceship

    a person known to one, but usually not a close friend. the state of being or casually familiar with someone or something: As far as I know, no one of my acquaintance has traveled around the world. personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc.: a good acquaintance with French wines. (used with a […]



  • Acquainted

    having personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc.; informed (usually followed by with): to be acquainted with law. brought into social contact; made familiar: people acquainted through mutual friends. to make more or less familiar, aware, or conversant (usually followed by with): to acquaint the mayor with our plan. to furnish with knowledge; […]

  • Acquainting

    to make more or less familiar, aware, or conversant (usually followed by with): to acquaint the mayor with our plan. to furnish with knowledge; inform (usually followed by with): to acquaint the manager with one’s findings. to bring into social contact; introduce (usually followed by with): She acquainted her roommate with my cousin. Historical Examples […]



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