alienation of mind

Insanity, aberration, derangement, hallucination, delusion, lunacy, madness, frenzy, craziness, delirium, mania, imbecility.

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  • alienation of mind — index insanity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Alienation — Al ien*a tion, n. [F. ali[ e]nation, L. alienatio, fr. alienare, fr. alienare. See {Alienate}.] 1. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alienation — may refer to:*Alienation (property law), the legal transfer of title of ownership to another party * Alienation , the medical term for splitting apart of the faculties of the mind *Social alienation, the individual subject s estrangement from its …   Wikipedia

  • alienation — [āl΄yən ā′shən, āl΄ē ənā′shən] n. [ME & OFr < L alienatio, separation, aversion, aberration (of the mind): see ALIENATE] 1. an alienating or being alienated; specif., estrangement or detachment 2. mental derangement; insanity …   English World dictionary

  • alienation — In the most general terms, this concept describes the estrangement of individuals from one another, or from a specific situation or process. It is central to the writings of Karl Marx and normally associated with Marxist sociology. There are… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • alienation — Synonyms and related words: abalienation, aberration, abnormality, abstraction, abulia, agreement to disagree, aloneness, aloofness, amortization, amortizement, anxiety, anxiety equivalent, anxiety state, apathy, apostasy, assignation, assignment …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Social alienation — In sociology and critical social theory, alienation refers to an individual s estrangement from traditional community and others in general. It is considered by many that the atomism of modern society means that individuals have shallower… …   Wikipedia

  • Mental alienation — Mental Men tal, a. [F., fr. L. mentalis, fr. mens, mentis, the mind; akin to E. mind. See {Mind}.] Of or pertaining to the mind; intellectual; as, mental faculties; mental operations, conditions, or exercise. [1913 Webster] What a mental power… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sick mind — Synonyms and related words: aberration, abnormality, alienation, brain damage, brainsickness, clouded mind, craziness, daftness, dementedness, dementia, derangement, disorientation, distraction, folie, furor, insaneness, insanity, irrationality,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • insanity — in·san·i·ty n 1: unsoundness of mind or lack of the ability to understand that prevents one from having the mental capacity required by law to enter into a particular relationship, status, or transaction or that releases one from criminal or… …   Law dictionary

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