alienist

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Etymology[edit]

From French aliéniste, from aliéné, for insane

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alienist (plural alienists)

  1. An expert in mental illness, especially with reference to legal ramifications.
  2. (obsolete) A psychiatrist or psychologist.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1923, Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Creeping Man’, Norton (2005), page 1644
    “Speaking as a medical man,” said I, “it appears to be a case for an alienist. The old gentleman's cerebral processes were disturbed by the love affair.”

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