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double bind

noun
1.
Psychology. a situation in which a person is given conflicting cues, especially by a parent, such that to obey one cue is to disobey the other.
2.
dilemma (def 1).
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60, Americanism
Can be confused
double bind, double-blind.
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British Dictionary definitions for double bind

double bind

noun
1.
a situation of conflict from which there is no escape; unresolvable dilemma
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