battered woman syndrome
- 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
- Battered woman syndrome may be considered in court to provide context for a woman's actions.
- A counselor would be well trained to identify signs of battered woman syndrome in their patients.
- Legal counsel advised their client to plead self-defense due to the effects of battered woman syndrome.