Psychiatrist, esp. one who testifies in a court of law.
Other Word Forms of Alienist
Origin of Alienist
Obsolete French aliéniste psychiatrist obsolete French aliéné mentally ill (from past participle of aliéner to estrange, make hostile, deprive of reason) (from Old French) (from Latin aliēnāre to deprive of reason alienate) French -iste -ist (from Old French –ist)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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