irresistible impulse

Definition of "irresistible impulse"
  1. A strong compulsion, driven by mental illness or anomaly, causing a person to carry out an illegal action like murder
How to use "irresistible impulse" in a sentence
  1. The defense argued that the accused was under the influence of an irresistible impulse at the time of the crime.
  2. Due to an irresistible impulse, the defendant was unable to control his actions leading to the illegal activity.
  3. The occurrence of an irresistible impulse may be used in court to argue diminished responsibility in some jurisdictions.

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