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Insanity

Meanings and phrases

insanity

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. relatively permanent disorder of the mind

insanity plea

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (criminal law) a plea in which the defendant claims innocence due to mental incompetence at the time; plea of insanity

plea of insanity

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (criminal law) a plea in which the defendant claims innocence due to mental incompetence at the time; insanity plea

reason of insanity

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
  • He was acquitted by reason of insanity.
  • A separate plea of not guilty by reason of insanity was later withdrawn in open court.

insanity defense

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Sickles was acquitted in the first use of the temporary insanity defense.
  • On June 13, 2000, the jury rejected the insanity defense, finding Uyesugi guilty on count 1 for the seven murders and count 9 for the attempted murder.
  • The trial focused mainly on Mitchell’s insanity defense and required the jury to determine whether Mitchell was legally insane at the time of the offense.
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