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Durham rule

Durham rule Dur·ham rule (dûr’əm)
A 1954 U.S. rule used as a test of criminal responsibility and stating that an individual accused of a crime is not criminally responsible if the unlawful act was the product of mental disease or mental defect.


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  • During

    [doo r-ing, dyoo r-] /ˈdʊər ɪŋ, ˈdyʊər-/ preposition 1. throughout the duration, continuance, or existence of: He lived in Florida during the winter. 2. at some time or point in the course of: They departed during the night. [doo r, dyoo r] /dʊər, dyʊər/ verb (used with or without object), dured, during. Archaic. 1. . […]

  • Durkan

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