battered-person syndrome
n. The medical and psychological condition of a person who has suffered (usually persistent) emotional, physical, or sexual abuse from another person. Also called battered child syndrome or battered woman syndrome depending on the circumstances. In the case of a woman, her husband or partner inflicts the injuries.
See also abuse.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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