battered child/spouse syndrome
A condition created by sustained physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, which creates a variety of physical and emotional symptoms.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


battered child/spouse syndrome
A condition created by sustained physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, which creates a variety of physical and emotional symptoms.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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