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DEATH BED, Scotch law. The incapacity to exercise the power of disposing of one's property after being attacked with a mortal disease.
     2. It commences with the beginning of such disease.
     3. There are two exceptions to this general rule, namely: 1. If he survive for sixty days after the act or, 2. If he go to kirk or market unattended. He is then said to be in legitima potestate, or in liege poustie. 1 Bell's Com. 84, 85.

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A source said: "It's standard practice where there is a serious crime like a murder and one prime suspect that police will seek a deathbed confession.
Billy Graham, in his crusades years ago, used to talk about the immediate need to give our lives to Christ, because if we say we'll wait until we're on our deathbed, we could be hit by a bus when leaving the arena!
However, on her deathbed Ms Alsree told her daughter that her father was a Bahraini who she married while she was living in Manama in the 1980s.
As Ed lies on his deathbed, however, his son Will wants to learn more about his father, who tells him the story of his life.