domestic violence

(8) “domestic violence” means— (A) any action that constitutes— (i) attempting to cause or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury or physical illness; (ii) rape, sexual assault, or causing involuntary deviate sexual intercourse; (iii) placing by physical menace another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or (iv) the infliction of false imprisonment; if such action is taken by one of 2 spouses, former spouses, or sexual or intimate partners against the other spouse, former spouse, or partner and the 2 of whom share biological parenthood of, have adopted, are legal custodians of, or are stepparents of a minor child; or (B) physically or sexually abusing such minor child if such abuse is inflicted by either of such spouses, former spouses, or partners.


42 USC § 10701(8)

Scoping language

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