cast ration complex

castration complex

noun Psychoanalysis.
an unconscious fear of losing the genital organs, especially as punishment for oedipal feelings.

Origin:
1910–15

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castration complex
 
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psychoanal an unconscious fear of having one's genitals removed, as a punishment for wishing to have sex with a parent

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castration complex n.

  1. In psychoanalytic theory, a child's fear of injury to the genitals by the parent of the same sex as punishment for unconscious guilt over oedipal feelings.

  2. An unconscious fear of injury from those in authority.

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