insanity plea

noun

Definition of insanity plea

: a plea in court of insanity as a reason or excuse for committing a crime He murdered his wife and got off on an insanity plea.

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“Insanity plea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insanity%20plea. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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