insane delusion

insane delusion
The product of a diseased mind or brain. 26 Am J1st Homi § 81. A belief which cannot be dispelled by reason and can be accounted for only as the product of mental disorder. A belief in things which do not exist and which no rational mind would believe to exist. 57 Am J1st Wills § 80. A belief in something impossible in the nature of things or under the special circumstances; a belief in a state or condition of things which no rational person would believe and which refuses to yield either to evidence or reason. Jackman v North, 398 11190, 75 NE2d 324, 175 ALR 868. Such an aberration as indicates an unsound and deranged condition of the mental faculties. Brown v Ward, 53 Md 376. Insanity, in effect, as to an act, such as to render one incapable of entertaining criminal intent. 26 Am J1st Homi § 81.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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