Insanity Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Insanity.

Insanity (noun):

  1. A legal term describing a mental illness that prevents an individual from understanding the difference between right and wrong or from being able to comply with the legal requirements of a contract. Such a condition can lead a court to deem the individual unfit to undergo a trial.
  2. The state of being severely mentally ill and unable to think clearly or behave in a normal and rational manner.