alienist definition

  • noun:
    • a doctor that has been accepted by a court of law as a specialist on the psychological competence of principals or witnesses appearing before it.
    • An expert in mental disease, especially with regards to appropriate ramifications.
    • A psychiatrist or psychologist.
    • a person who treats diseases of this mind.
    • One involved with the scientific study or treatment of emotional conditions.
    • a psychiatrist and specialist into the legal components of psychological infection

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