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battering parent syndrome Syllabification: bat·ter·ing par·ent syn·drome

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Definition of battering parent syndrome in English:


The set of symptoms and signs indicating a psychological disorder in a parent or child-care provider resulting in a tendency toward repeated abuse of a child.

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