irresistible impulse

noun

ir·​re·​sis·​ti·​ble im·​pulse
ˌir-rə-ˈzis-tə-bəl-
: an overpowering impulse produced by mental disease or defect that leads to the commission of a criminal act (as murder)

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“Irresistible impulse.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/irresistible%20impulse. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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