A domestic relationship can be a relationship between a boyfriend and a girlfriend, a husband and a wife, same-sex couples, common-law partners, and ex-romantic partners.
While there is a legal definition of assault in the Criminal Code, there is no legal definition of domestic assault. Nevertheless, the Criminal Code requires that, when sentencing a person, the judge should consider whether the offender, in committing the offence, abused his or her spouse or common-law partner.
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