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McNaghten rules Line breaks: McNagh¦ten rules
Pronunciation: /məkˈnɔːt(ə)n/
(also M'Naghten or McNaughten rules) British

Definition of McNaghten rules in English:

Rules or criteria for judging criminal responsibility where there is a question of insanity.


Established by the House of Lords, following the case of Regina v McNaghten (1843).

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