lunacy

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lunacy:

see insanityinsanity,
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
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Lunacy

 

an obsolete term for somnambulism, derived from ancient notions concerning the moon’s effect on the mind.

lunacy

(formerly) any severe mental illness