noun: A physician who has been accepted by a court of law as an expert on the mental competence of principals or witnesses appearing before it.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
Bucke (1837-1902), an interesting character, rugged adventurer, medical doctor, and "alienist" (psychiatrist) helped set up an "insane asylum" in Canada with quite progressive "treatment" for its time.
"alienist" study, or giving us a fairly ordinary _étudiant_ and aspirant in letters.
The weapons on the wall had been used in actual homicides and were provided by Chicago policemen; the skulls by an alienist at a nearby lunatic asylum, the blankets by a member who had acquired it while covering a battle between the army and the Sioux.
He engages Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, the noted alienist, to solve the murder – off the record, of course.
Stevie Taggert, former child of the streets and current employee of the noted alienist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, is approached by private detective Sara Howard.