relationship rape

relationship rape

Rape committed by someone with whom the victim has had a significant association, often (though not always) of a romantic nature.

? This term encompasses all types of relationships, including family, friends, dates, cohabitants, and spouses, in which the victim has had more than brief or perfunctory interaction with the other person. Thus it does not extend to those with whom the victim has had only brief encounters or a nodding acquaintance.

¡ª Also termed prior-relationship rape. Cf. date rape; acquaintance rape.


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