Abuse Excuse Definition

A courtroom tactic whereby a criminal defendant claims that mental or physical abuse either explains the defendant’s conduct, especially in cases involving violence against the alleged abuser, or makes the defendant incapable of telling right from wrong. The phrase is almost exclusively used as a term of derision by those unsympathetic to such claims.
Webster's New World Law

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