Admin

Legal Forums arrow Legal Dictionary

DELUSION

Legal Term: DELUSION
Definition: med. jurisp. A diseased state of the mind, in which persons believe things to exist, which exist only, or in the degree they are conceived of only in their own imaginations, with a persuasion so fixed and firm, that neither evidence nor argument can convince them to the contrary. 2. The individual is, of course, insane. For example, should a parent unjustly persist without the least ground in attributing to his daughter a course of vice, and use her with uniform unkindness, there not being the slightest pretence or color of reason for the supposition, a just inference of insanity, or delusion, would arise in the minds of a jury: because a supposition long entertained and persisted in, after argument to the contrary, and against the natural affections of a parent, suggests that he must labor under some morbid mental delusion. 3 Addams R. 90, 91, Id. 180, Hagg. R. 27 and see Dr. Connollys Inquiry into Insanity, 384, Ray, Med. Jur. Prel. Views., 20, p. 41, and 22, p. 47, 3 Addams, R. 79, 1 Litt. R. 371 Annales dHygiene Publique, tom. 3, p. 370, 8 Watts, 70, 13 Ves. 89, 1 Pow. Dev. by Jarman, 130, note Shelf. on Lun. 296, 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2104-10.


***All definitions are taken from the 1856 Edition of Bouviers Law Dictionary

LegalNut Resources

Attorney jobs listings and sites with attorney salary information, attorney job search functions, and salaries by law firm.

Law school rankings show how competitive your lsat scores would be at top law schools in the US.

Law school admissions advice is available both at the LSAT forum and throughout the pre-law section, including LSAT prep options, law school personal statement help, LSAT score distributions and law school bar exam pass rates.

Copyright 2006 - 2019 Rochester Ideas, LLC. All rights reserved.