Infirmity


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Infirmity

Flaw, defect, or weakness.

In a legal sense, the term infirmity is used to mean any imperfection that renders a particular transaction void or incomplete. For example, if a deed drawn up to transfer ownership of land contains an erroneous description of it, an infirmity exists in the transaction.

See: defect, deficiency, disability, disadvantage, disease, disorder, fault, flaw, frailty, impuissance, inability, incapacity, vice
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Although Murray ventures only briefly into what he calls the 'psychological dimension' of suicide, (4) it is through this space that we can begin to see how people in the medieval past portrayed emotional motivations and responses to suicide, especially by using infirmity to describe those who died by their own hand.
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3(a) for being incapable of practicing law because of a physical or mental illness, incapacity, or other infirmity.
Judge Philip Hughes told him but for his age and infirmity then the prison sentence would have been a lot longer.