Master in Lunacy – a judicial officer appointed by the Lord Chancellor to conduct inquiries into the state of mind of people alleged to be incapable of handling their own affairs, and to ensure their property is properly managed for his or her benefit

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Master in Lunacy:
Hist. English law.

1. A judicial officer appointed by the Lord Chancellor to conduct inquiries into the state of mind of people alleged to be lunatics incapable of handling their own affairs and to ensure in each case that the lunatic’s property is properly managed for his or her benefit. [1]

References:

[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

 

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