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Definitions of automatism

  • the doing of actions without knowing that you are doing them. In some jurisdictions, automatism can be used as a defence to a criminal charge (the accused claims to have acted involuntarily).

    "A man in Wales was acquitted of murder after using automatism in his defence."

Phrase Bank for automatism