Legal Definition and Related Resources of Indignity

Meaning of Indignity

The term is generally to be found in statutes relating to divorce , as a ground for granting divorce to the aggrieved party who had been subject to indignities by the other spouse . In this context, it means unmerited reproach, habitual contumely, studied neglect , intentional incivility, manifest disdain, abusive language, malignant ridicule, abuse and other plain manifestations of settled hate and estrangement. See Rhinehart v Rhinehart, 180 A.2d82,197Pa.Super. 558.

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