[ mĭk-nôt′n ]
An 1843 English rule used as a classic example of a test of criminal responsibility and stating that a defense based on a plea of insanity must prove that, at the time of the act, the accused individual was mentally ill, and was not aware of the nature and quality of the act, or, if aware, did not know the act was wrong.
Basic Spelling Rules ExplainedYou can teach yourself to be a better speller. It is important to realize that learning to spell is a process that is never complete. Spelling is something that everyone has to pay attention to and keep working at it. BASIC SPELLING RULES Short-Vowel Rule: When one-syllable words have a vowel in the middle, the vowel usually has a short sound. Examples: cat, dog, man, …
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