diminished responsibility Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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diminished responsibilitynoun [U]

uk   us   UK specialized (US diminished capacity)
the ​condition in which someone's ​mentalstate, etc. ​causes them not to be in ​fullcontrol of ​theiractions: The ​accusedpleaded not ​guilty on ​grounds ofdiminishedresponsibility.
(Definition of diminished responsibility from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “diminished responsibility”
in Chinese (Simplified) 限制行为能力…
in Chinese (Traditional) 限制行為能力…
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