Commission of lunacy

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COMMISSION OF LUNACY, A writ issued out of chancery, or such court as may have jurisdiction of the case directed to a proper officer, to inquire whether a person named therein is a lunatic or not. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 382, et seq.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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We are engaged at this very moment in getting a commission of lunacy on her husband.
The Birmingham Mail opined: "Warwick appears rather in need of a commission of lunacy to investigate the mental condition both of its teetotal and non-teetotal elements."
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