mental defect

noun

Legal Definition of mental defect

: an abnormal mental condition (as mental retardation) that may be of a more fixed nature than a mental disease

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“Mental defect.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/mental%20defect. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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