Acquaintance violence



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

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  • 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 […]

  • Acquest

    property acquired other than by inheritance, as by purchase or gift. Historical Examples And in the pursuit and acquest of this knowledge he stuck neither at any labour or cost. Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus William MacGillivray



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