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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lunacy  \Lu"na*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Lunacies}.  [See  {Lunatic}.] 
  1.  Insanity  or  madness;  properly,  the  kind  of  insanity  which 
  is  broken  by  intervals  of  reason,  --  formerly  supposed  to 
  be  influenced  by  the  changes  of  the  moon;  any  form  of 
  unsoundness  of  mind,  except  idiocy;  mental  derangement  or 
  alienation.  --Brande.  --Burrill. 
  Your  kindred  shuns  your  house  As  beaten  hence  by 
  your  strange  lunacy.  --Shak. 
  2.  A  morbid  suspension  of  good  sense  or  judgment,  as  through 
  fanaticism.  --Dr.  H.  More 
  Syn:  Derangement;  craziness;  mania.  See  {Insanity}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  obsolete  terms  for  legal  insanity  [syn:  {madness},  {insaneness}] 

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