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criminally insane (ˈkrɪmɪnəlɪ ɪnˈseɪn)  (law) (old-fashioned)

Definitions

adjective

  1. habitually criminal because of a psychological illness

plural noun

  1. people who are judged to be criminally insane   ⇒ a hospital for the criminally insane

Example Sentences Including 'criminally insane'

All-day leave at Wolston Park Hospital for the criminally insane , 35km west of Brisbane, was revoked almost two weeks ago.
Misc (1999)
Clearly, he leads a life that has little to do with the supernatural or the criminally insane.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Revelations of mistreatment of inmates at the hospital for the criminally insane led to reforms, with emphasis on therapy, not control.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Why did Oz rock legend Billy Thorpe end up in a New York psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane ?
Misc (1998)
`He's been sent to Broadmoor, a place for the criminally insane.
Anne Bennett WALKING BACK TO HAPPINESS (2002)

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