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CHILDISHNESS. Weakness of intellect, such as that of a child.
     2. When the childishness is so great that a man has lost his memory, or is incapable to plan a proper disposition of his property, he is unable to make a will. Swinb. part. 11, Sec. 1; 6 Co. 23. See 9 Conn. 102; 9 Phil. R. 57.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Some of their responses have ranged from downright childishness, especially from the Tories, and personality slurs up on certain other well known political gures, to the refusal to admit they are in a serious decline of public condence and now have serious competition to their monopoly of political clout.