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forensic psychiatry

the use of psychiatric knowledge and techniques in questions of law, as in determining legal insanity. Unabridged
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forensic psychiatry in Medicine

forensic psychiatry n.
The branch of psychiatry that makes determinations, as regarding fitness to stand trial, the need for commitment, or responsibility for criminal behavior, in a court of law.

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