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WITNESS, AGED. It has been laid down as a rule that to be considered an aged witness, a person must be at least seventy years old. See Aged Witness.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Agedness, an embodiment of accumulated wisdom, is associated with a perfect purification, suggesting contentment with Uselessness and Oblivion while Blandness casts a high sanctification with casualness.
Furthermore, while we, on the one hand, often attempt to ignore (or remove through restoration) the physical signs of agedness from paintings and sculptures of the past (turning them again into "virgins") and, on the other, traditionally distinguish painting and sculpture as "fine art" from the sorts of things we normally classify among "antiques" (teapots, furniture, candelabra), "fine art works," even where these physical signs can be removed or ignored, cannot but speak for their past time and place, and, in any case, the distinction between "fine art" and the "not so fine" (or what is otherwise called "craft," "decorative arts," "applied arts," and the like) has long been shown to be a distinction not always easy to maintain.
"Sabi" means patina or agedness. You seek materials that are natural and graceful.
Self-centeredness, convenience, and the yearning for limited limitations (including agedness) have created vulnerability for the quick, easy fix....The cycle is self-perpetuating....
Typically, nineteenth-century American travelers to Rome were drawn to the art and history of the city, and even to aspects of Roman Catholicism, while at the same time they recoiled from what they perceived to be the decadence, agedness, and duplicity of Protestant culture's traditionally seductive anti-republican enemy.