M'Naghten test

[ muh k-nawt-n ]
/ məkˈnɔt n /


a rule that defines a person as legally insane when that person cannot distinguish right from wrong.

Origin of M'Naghten test

after Daniel M'Naghten (died 1865), defendant in a murder case adjudicated in England in 1843
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