abuse excuse. Criminal law. The defense that a defendant cannot tell right from wrong or control impulses be-cause of physical or mental abuse suffered as a child. ? Like the traditional excuse of insanity, the abuse excuse is asserted by a defendant in an effort to avoid all culpability for the crime charged. Cf. BATTERED-CHILD SYNDROME; BATTERED-WOMAN SYNDROME.
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