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Lunacy

Lunacy

1. An obsolete term for a form of insanity characterised by alternating lucid and insane periods, believed to be influenced by phases of the moon.

2. Any form of insanity.

3. Insanity as defined variously by law.

Origin: L. Luna, moon


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