forensic psychiatry


noun

the use of psychiatric knowledge and techniques in questions of law, as in determining legal insanity.

Nearby words

  1. forensic accountant,
  2. forensic anthropology,
  3. forensic chemistry,
  4. forensic dentistry,
  5. forensic medicine,
  6. forensic psychology,
  7. forensics,
  8. foreordain,
  9. foreordained,
  10. foreordinate

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Medicine definitions for forensic psychiatry

forensic psychiatry

n.

The branch of psychiatry that makes determinations, as regarding fitness to stand trial, the need for commitment, or responsibility for criminal behavior, in a court of law.

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