battered woman syndrome

Definition of "battered woman syndrome"
  1. A set of psychological afflictions that a woman experiences as a result of enduring repeated abuse from a domestic partner, such as a spouse; also known as battered person syndrome
How to use "battered woman syndrome" in a sentence
  1. Battered woman syndrome may be considered in court to provide context for a woman's actions.
  2. A counselor would be well trained to identify signs of battered woman syndrome in their patients.
  3. Legal counsel advised their client to plead self-defense due to the effects of battered woman syndrome.

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