battered child

A child who is suffering serious physical or emotional injury resulting from abuse inflicted upon him including sexual abuse, or from neglect, including malnutrition, or who is determined to be physically dependent upon an addictive drug at birth.
See also child abuse

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • battered child syndrome — bat·tered child syn·drome / sin ˌdrōm, drəm/ n: the combination of grave physical injuries (as broken bones and bruises) that results from gross child abuse ◇ Evidence of battered child syndrome is often used to establish that a child s death was …   Law dictionary

  • battered child/spouse syndrome — A condition created by sustained physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, which creates a variety of physical and emotional symptoms. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. battered child/spouse syndrome …   Law dictionary

  • battered-child syndrome — See battered person syndrome. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • Battered child syndrome — A disease in which children are physically abused. The battered child syndrome is a form of child abuse. Not until the 19th century were children granted the same legal status as domesticated animals in regard to protection against cruelty and/or …   Medical dictionary

  • Battered-Child-Syndrom — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 T74.1 Körperlicher Missbrauch Kindesmisshandlung o.n.A …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • battered child syndrome — A medicolegal term which describes diagnosis of medical expert based on scientific studies that when child suffers certain types of continuing injuries that injuries were not caused by accidental means. Upon such finding, it is logical to presume …   Black's law dictionary

  • battered child syndrome — noun Date: 1962 the complex of physical injuries sustained by a grossly abused child …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • battered child syndrome — bat′tered child′ syn drome n. med the array of physical injuries exhibited by young children who have been beaten repeatedly or otherwise abused by their parents or guardians • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • battered child syndrome — noun : the complex of grave physical injuries (as fractures, hematomas, and contusions) that results from gross abuse (as by a parent) of a young child …   Useful english dictionary

  • battered child syndrome — the array of physical injuries exhibited by young children who have been beaten repeatedly or otherwise abused by their parents or guardians. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium


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