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Battered Child Syndrome

battered child syndrome n

: the combination of grave physical injuries (as broken bones and bruises) that results from gross child abuse NOTE: Evidence of battered child syndrome is often used to establish that a child's death was not accidental.



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

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