M'Naghten Rule

Definition of "M'Naghten Rule"
  1. A principle of legal insanity which states that a person is not culpable for a crime if they did not understand the nature of their actions or could not discern their wrongfulness due to mental illness
How to use "M'Naghten Rule" in a sentence
  1. Under the M'Naghten Rule, the defendant was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
  2. The defense is arguing for the application of the M'Naghten Rule for the suspected arsonist who believed he was purifying the world with fire.
  3. The court was divided on if the M'Naghten Rule should apply in the case of the mentally ill bank robber.

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