meaning of Alienist

Alienist meaning in General Dictionary

a person who treats conditions associated with the head

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  • a psychiatrist and specialist in the legal areas of mental disease
  • a person who treats diseases for the mind.

Alienist meaning in Medical Dictionary

French term for a psychologist, a psychiatrist, or any other practitioner which cares for mentally sick.

Alienist meaning in Law Dictionary

This term applies to psychiatrists. In all appropriate matters, an alienist is often asked to testify towards the defendant's mental problem.

Alienist meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"one just who treats psychological infection, 'mad physician,' " 1864, from French ali

Alienist meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Person who treats conditions of head.