Insanity

[disambiguation] Insanity is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity may also refer to: == See also == ...
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insanity

[n] - relatively permanent disorder of the mind
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Insanity

In·san'i·ty noun [ Latin insanitas unsoundness; confer insania insanity, French insanite .] 1. The state of being insane; unsoundness or derangement of mind; madness; lunacy. « All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity Johnson....
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insanity

1. The state of being insane; unsoundness or derangement of mind; madness; lunacy. 'All power of fancy overreason is a degree of insanity.' (Johnson) 'Without grace The heart's insanity admits no cure.' (Cowper) ... 2. Such a mental condition, as, either from the existence of delusions, or from incapacity to distinguish between right and wrong, wit...
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insanity

(in-san´ĭ-te) a medically obsolete term for mental derangement or disorder. Insanity is now a purely legal term, denoting a condition due to which a person lacks criminal responsibility for a crime and therefore cannot be convicted of it. adj., insane´.
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Insanity

• (n.) Such a mental condition, as, either from the existence of delusions, or from incapacity to distinguish between right and wrong, with regard to any matter under action, does away with individual responsibility. • (n.) The state of being insane; unsoundness or derangement of mind; madness; lunacy.
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insanity

in criminal law, condition of mental disorder or mental defect that relieves a person of criminal responsibility for his conduct. Tests of insanity ... [4 related articles]
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Insanity

[song] `Insanity` is a song written by Peter Mansson, Patric Sarin, Darin Zanyar and recorded by Swedish singer Darin. It was released as the fourth single from Darin`s third studio record Break the News, though it was the first release from the album in Germany and selected other European countries. ==Formats and track listings== Enhanced ...
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insanity

insanity, mental disorder of such severity as to render its victim incapable of managing his affairs or of conforming to social standards. Today, the term insanity is used chiefly in criminal law, to denote mental aberrations or defects that may relieve a person from the legal consequences of his or...
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Insanity

A state of mind which is unsound and leading to a person being mentally unstable and ill. He/she cannot distinguish between whats wrong and whats right nor are they able to maintain the legal bindings of the contracts. If such be the case the court genuine considers the person unfit for the trial also.
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insanity

Type: Term Pronunciation: in-san′i-tē Definitions: 1. An outmoded term referring to severe mental illness or psychosis. 2. In law, the degree of mental illness that negates the patient's legal responsibility or capacity.
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insanity

In medicine and law, any mental disorder in which the patient cannot be held responsible for their actions. The term is no longer used to refer to psychosis
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Insanity

Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity may manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person becoming a danger to themselves or others, though not all such acts are considered insanity. In modern usage, insanity is most commonly encountered as a...
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Insanity

See: criminal insanity
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Insanity

The legal (not clinical) designation for the state of an individual judged to be legally irresponsible or incompetent.
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