M'Naghten
Daniel, British criminal, tried in March, 1843. See M. rule.

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  • Daniel M'Naghten — (pronounced, and sometimes spelled, McNaughton) (1813–1865) was a Scottish woodturner who assassinated English civil servant Edward Drummond while suffering from paranoid delusions. Through his trial and its aftermath, he has given his name to… …   Wikipedia

  • M'Naghten Rules — The M Naghten Rules (pronounced, and sometimes spelled, McNaughton) were a reaction to the acquittal of Daniel McNaughton. They arise from the attempted assassination of the British Prime Minister, Robert Peel, in 1843 by Daniel M Naghten. In… …   Wikipedia

  • M'Naghten test — M Naght·en test /mək nät ən / n [after Daniel M Naghten, defendant in 1843 murder case heard before the British House of Lords who was acquitted due to his insanity]: a standard under which a criminal defendant is considered to have been insane… …   Law dictionary

  • M'Naghten Rule — The test applied in a number of the states for the defense of insanity. This test, as prescribed by statute or case law, has a number of variations in the respective states applying such. Under M Naghten test or rule, an accused is not criminally …   Black's law dictionary

  • M'Naghten Rule — The test applied in a number of the states for the defense of insanity. This test, as prescribed by statute or case law, has a number of variations in the respective states applying such. Under M Naghten test or rule, an accused is not criminally …   Black's law dictionary

  • M'Naghten rule — A test applied to determine whether a person accused of a crime was sane at the time of its commission and, therefore, criminally responsible for the wrongdoing. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. M Naghten rule …   Law dictionary

  • M'Naghten test — /meuhk nawt n/ a rule that defines a person as legally insane when that person cannot distinguish right from wrong. [after Daniel M Naghten (d. 1865), defendant in a murder case adjudicated in England in 1843] * * * …   Universalium

  • FITZGERALD, Sir Thomas Naghten (1838 1908) — surgeon son of John FitzGerald of Trinity College, Dublin, was born at Tullamore, Ireland, on 1 August 1838. He was educated at St Mary s College, Kingston, and studied for the medical profession at Mercer s hospital, Dublin. He passed his… …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

  • M'Naghten rules — n. The insanity defense as codified in federal law and the law of many states, in terms of whether a mental disease or defect interfered either with the defendant s understanding of the nature of the criminal act or the difference between right… …   Law dictionary

  • M'Naghten (McNaughten) rule — M Nagh·ten (Mc·Naugh·ten) rule (mək nawґtən) [Daniel M Naghten, died 1865; acquitted of murder in 1843 by a British court on the grounds of insanity] see under rule …   Medical dictionary

  • M'Naghten rule — a definition of criminal responsibility formulated in 1843 by English judges questioned by the House of Lords as a result of the acquittal of Daniel M Naghten on grounds of insanity. It holds that “to establish a defense on the ground of… …   Medical dictionary

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