Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A madman is punished by his madness alone; that is, he is not answerable or punishable for his actions. Co. Litt 247b; 4 Bl. Comm. 24, 396; Broom, Max. 15.