battered woman's syndrome
noun see battered woman syndrome

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • battered woman's syndrome — battered wo·man s syndrome n: the psychological symptoms suffered by a woman repeatedly abused by a mate (as a husband) ◇ Battered woman s syndrome is used as a defense to violent criminal charges (as homicide). Evidence of repeated abuse is used …   Law dictionary

  • battered woman's syndrome — noun see battered woman syndrome …   Useful english dictionary

  • battered women's syndrome — noun see battered woman syndrome …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • battered women's syndrome — noun see battered woman syndrome …   Useful english dictionary

  • battered woman syndrome — noun Date: 1984 the highly variable symptom complex of physical and psychological injuries exhibited by a woman repeatedly abused especially physically by her mate called also battered woman s syndrome, battered wife syndrome, battered women s… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • battered woman syndrome — noun also battered woman s syndrome or battered wife syndrome or battered women s syndrome : the highly variable symptom complex of physical and psychological injuries exhibited by a woman repeatedly abused especially physically by her mate …   Useful english dictionary

  • battered woman syndrome — battered wom·an syndrome wu̇ mən , wō , wə also battered wom·an s syndrome mənz n the highly variable symptom complex of physical and psychological injuries exhibited by a woman repeatedly abused esp. physically by her mate called also battered… …   Medical dictionary

  • battered woman syndrome — See battered person syndrome. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • battered-woman syndrome — See battered person syndrome. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • Battered woman defence — The battered woman defence is a legal defence representing that the person accused of an assault or murder was suffering from battered person syndrome at the material time. Because the defence is almost invariably invoked by women, it is usually… …   Wikipedia

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