Mental Cruelty Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Mental Cruelty, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Mental Cruelty?

(n) Mental cruelty is the action by which a person inflicts mental harassment on the other by directly or indirectly attacking his or her self esteem, pride, honor, privacy social status etc. Such cruelty happens when the persons involved are connected by a relationship like marriage, employee and employer, Master and servant etc. Eg. When the boss was not happy with an employee he took away all the work allotted to him, so that the employee need to sit idle throughout.