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INFIRM. Weak, feeble.
     2. When a witness is infirm to an extent likely to destroy his life, or to prevent his attendance at the trial, his testimony de bene esge may be taken at any age. 1 P. Will. 117; see Aged witness.; Going witness.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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We need to use state-of-theart design and technology to enhance people's lives and enable the elderly infirm to live longer and independently in their own homes.
The people making the decision to restrict these passes are neither elderly or infirm, nor experiencing living on a reduced income or using public transport.
If this is what Birmingham is really planning then they should prepare to erect signs saying "this area is unsuitable for old, infirm and blind people".
Bryneithin Home for the Elderly Mentally Infirm should have been kept open, albeit for the lack of maintenance of building and land by the Vale Council.
A survey, led by Trinamool MLA and Kolkata Municipal Corporation's mayoral council member Shashi Panja, identified as many as 789 elderly sex workers who are so infirm that they cannot even go door- to- door for begging.
During a recent visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in a care institution for the elderly and the infirm?"
This means an elderly or disabled person could face a bill for pounds 100 or more, which is beyond the pocket of pensioners and the infirm.
PETS often play a vital role in the lives of the disabled and infirm.
THE elderly and infirm could be left to fend for themselves as North East councils consider reducing care services.
The protagonists include a former childhood friend, a child living close to the house he's locked inside, and an infirm elderly woman, who all have their own personal battles to contend with while uncovering a little more about Miles.
South Africa: South Africa s aged ex-president Nelson Mandela will vote at home Monday for this week s local elections, the voting authority announced, in a special arrangement for the infirm.
But as Mose Buchele of KUT News reports, advocates for the elderly and infirm are concerned about the impact of the proposal on some of the state's most vulnerable ratepayers.