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Meaning of Monomania

A partial insanity sometimes known as paranoia. The term refers to a craze or mania or insanity on a particular single subject or class of objects, with single delusion of mind, and the subject of same may be perfectly sane as to all other matters.

Monomania Alternative Definition

In medical jurisprudence. Insanity only upon a particular subject, and with a single delusion of the mind. The most simple form of this disorder is that in which the patient has imbibed some single notion, contrary to common sense, and to his own experience, and which seems, and no doubt really is, dependent on errors of sensation. It is supposed the mind in other respects retains its intellectual powers. In order to avoid any civil act done or criminal responsibility incurred, it must manifestly appear that the act in question was the effect of monomania. Cyc. Prac. Med. “Soundness and Unsoundness of Mind;” Ray, Ins. § 203; 13 Ves. 89; 3 Brown, Ch. 444; 1 Add. Ecc. 283; 2 Add. Ecc. 402; Hagg. 18; 2 Add. 79, 94, 209; 5 Car. & P. 168; Burrows, Ins. 484, 485. See “Delusion;” “Mania.”

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