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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]
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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The term 'insane' in this context is a legal one and is different from the medical definition of insanity, says Ms Egan.
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He has shown us how an insane murderer can easily be elected President, captivate a nation, kill thousands, and go on doing so while being supported by its national leaders from all branches of government.
Dr Satish Narang, who proposed the motion, told delegates it was "insane to have an open-ended contract" for GPs.
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"By being members of Airdrie Insane we've gained many skills, such as building confidence, teamwork and gaining loads of new skills, as this group was set up by young people for young people."
Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill provides a critical consideration of America's failing mental health system and comes from a critic who identifies why, despite large budgets, the mentally ill in this country continue to fall through the cracks.
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In 2013 he failed to persuade a mental health tribunal he should be moved after a judge agreed with doctors that he was insane.
A central aim of Swartz is to chart 'a variety of ways in which the insane in the Cape Colony might be studied as a vulnerable population on the move'.