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    Batterer is a person who uses coercive and abusive tactics and behaviors to establish and maintain power and control over another person with whom the batterer is in an intimate, dating or family relationship. Such behaviors may include, but are not limited to physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, spiritual abuse and/or verbal abuse.

    DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence. “Commonly used terms in cases involving domestic violence”.