Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Alienist


ALIENIST

Noun. Now chiefly US. M19. 
[French alieniste, from Old French, or Latin alienatio(n-)

An expert in mental illness, esp. from a legal stand-point. 

I do wonder if it's counter-productive to tell someone who's suffering from paranoid delusions of extra-terrestrial abductions and government cover-ups that they're being referred to the care of an alienist. Eek!


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