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double bind


double bind

noun dou·ble bind \ˈdəb-əl-ˈbīnd\

Definition of DOUBLE BIND

:  a psychological predicament in which a person receives from a single source conflicting messages that allow no appropriate response to be made
March 03, 2015
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