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diminished responsibility

noun [U] uk   UK specialized ( US diminished capacity) us  
the condition in which someone's mental state, etc. causes them not to be in full control of their actions: The accused pleaded not guilty on grounds of diminished responsibility.
Translations of “diminished responsibility”
in Chinese (Traditional) 限制行為能力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 限制行为能力…
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