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in·sane

(in-sān'), This is a legal term referring to mental incompetence and moral irresponsibility but having no specific medical meaning.
1. Of unsound mind; severely mentally impaired; deranged; crazy.
2. Relating to insanity.
[L. in- neg. + sanus, sound, sane]

insane

[insān′]
Etymology: L, in, not, sanus, sound
a legal term describing unsound, diseased, or deranged mental functioning, particularly as it pertains to a person who is unable to provide adequate self-care if there is a need to protect the patient and the public from each other. In the United States the precise definition of this legal term varies from state to state.
Referring to unsoundness of mind; non compos mentis

insane

adjective Referring to unsoundness of mind; non compos mentis, dangerously fruity or nutty. See Insanity.

in·sane

(in-sān')
1. Of unsound mind; severely mentally impaired; deranged.
2. Relating to insanity.
[L. in- neg. + sanus, sound, sane]
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Breivik, who claims he is a "militant nationalist," said during the trial that being sent to an insane asylum would be the worst thing that could happen to him and accused Norwegian authorities of trying to cast him as sick to deflate his political views.
Breivik has said that being declared insane would be "the ultimate humiliation," because "to send a political activist to an asylum is more sadistic and more evil than killing him
He has always insisted that he is mentally stable, and wrote a letter to a Norwegian newspaper last month stating that to be found criminally insane would be a fate "worse than death".
Norwegian authorities are looking into the possibility of carrying out another psychiatric examination of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik after a review commission approved a finding that he was insane and unfit for prison.
THE controversial redrawing of parliamentary seats was branded mad and insane by the Conservative chairwoman yesterday.