autochthonous idea


: a persistent, abnormally dominating idea that originates in the mind of a person and typically in the unconscious and that is thought by the person to have come from an outside, often malevolent, source compare fixed idea

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“Autochthonous idea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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