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psychopath

 [si´ko-path]
old term for a person with an antisocial personality disorder.

psy·cho·path

(sī'kō-path),
Former designation for someone with an antisocial type of personality disorder.
See also: antisocial personality, sociopath.
[psycho- + G. pathos, disease]

psychopath

(sī′kə-păth′)
n.
A person who engages in psychopathic behavior or is affected by antisocial personality disorder.

psychopath

[sī′kōpath]
Etymology: Gk, psyche + pathos, disease
a person who has an antisocial personality disorder. Also called sociopath. See also antisocial personality, antisocial personality disorder. psychopathic, adj.

psy·cho·path

(sī'kō-path)
Former designation for a person with an antisocial type of personality disorder.
See also: antisocial personality disorder, sociopath
[psycho- + G. pathos, disease]

psychopath

A person whose behaviour suggests indifference to the rights and feelings of others. A person in whom prior experience has induced an antisocial personality disorder.
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Now that it is clear that a streak of psychopathy runs through the 1%, it would be worthwhile to go back to those who espouse that "there is no ethic which requires we treat him [the psychopath] as we treat other adults" and ask if that would apply to corporate psychopaths as well.
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