mcnaughten rules

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McNaughten Rules or McNaghten Rules (məkˈnɔːtən)
 
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(in English law) a set of rules established by the case of Regina v. McNaughten (1843) by which legal proof of insanity in the commission of a crime depends upon whether or not the accused can show either that he did not know what he was doing or that he is incapable of realizing that what he was doing was wrong
 
McNaghten Rules or McNaghten Rules
 
pl n

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