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Irresistible Impulse

irresistible impulse n

: an overpowering impulse produced by mental disease or defect that leads to the commission of a criminal act (as murder)



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.