alienist

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈeɪljənɪst/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(āl′yə nist, ā′lē ə-)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
al•ien•ist  (āl′yə nist, ā′lē ə-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. (formerly) a doctor specializing in the treatment of mental illness.
  2. Lawan expert witness in a sanity trial.
  • 1860–65; alien(ation) + -ist; compare French aliéniste in same sense

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
alienist /ˈeɪljənɪst ˈeɪlɪə-/ n
  1. US a psychiatrist who specializes in the legal aspects of mental illness
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