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Medical Term:

Durham rule

Pronunciation: dur'am

Definition: an American test of criminal responsibility (1954) under which an accused person (first applied to Monte Durham, the defendant in the case) is not held criminally responsible if the unlawful act was the product of mental disease or mental defect.

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