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Nuremberg defense

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  • n. An explanation offered as an intended excuse for behaving in a criminal or wrongful manner, claiming that one behaved in that manner because one was ordered by others to do so.

Etymologies

An allusion to a defense used by former Nazi officials prosecuted during the Nuremberg trials after World War II. (Wiktionary)

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