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In the law of divorce, a species of cruelty addressed to the mind, sen- sibilities, self-respect, or personal honor of tbe subject, rather than to the body, and de- fined as “unmerited contemptuous conduct towiirds another; any action towards an- other which manifests contempt for him; contumely, incivility, or injury accompanied with insult.” Coble v. Coble, 55 N. C. 395; Erwin v. Erwin, 57 N. C. 84; Hooper v. Hooper, 19 Mo. 357; Goodman v. Goodman, 80 Mo. App. 281; 1 Bish. Mar. & Div.


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