Last sickness

LAST SICKNESS. That of which a person died.
     2. The expenses of this sickness are generally entitled to a preference, in payment of debts of an insolvent estate. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 3166; Purd. Ab. 393.
     3. To prevent impositions, the statute of frauds requires that nuncupative wills shall be made during the testator's last sickness. Rob. on Frauds, 556; 20 John. R. 502.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Of the man who lies upon a bed of rags, wrestling in his last sickness and leaving his loved ones to perish!
DON'T eat until at least 24 hours after the last sickness or diarrhoea subsides.
In Canada, assistance for last sickness and burial expenses for pensioners MAY be granted, dependent on financial need, including a grave marker.