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psychopathy (n.)

1847, "derangement of the mental functions," from psycho- + -pathy, on the model of German Psychopathie. First attested in a translation of Feuchtersleben's "Lehrbuch der ärztlichen Seelenkunde" (1845). By 1891 as "cure of sickness by psychic influence or means" (hypnotism, etc.).

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Definitions of psychopathy from WordNet

psychopathy (n.)
any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention;
Synonyms: mental illness / mental disease
From wordnet.princeton.edu