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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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The first was built in 1748 on Shaw's Brow, close to St George's Hall, which was replaced in 1824 by a second infirmary on Brownlow Hill.
Stirling Royal Infirmary was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess ofYork on August 10, 1928.
"There was a main corridor in the infirmary and it's still there.
"It is tragic that someone may have suffered at the hands of Jimmy Savile in Cardiff Royal Infirmary, now added to list of hospitals where Jimmy Savile may have abused patients.
Located in Mobile, Alabama, the acquired hospice agency will continue to operate under the name Infirmary Hospice Care through the remainder of 2013 and serve Mobile and Baldwin counties.
Vincent, had been the head of the Infirmary. Lyons is leaving St.
Help Doctors said Hamas police ordered the infirmary to close on June 16.
Building a facility with a psychiatric facility and infirmary is something that takes place every 25 to 30 years, so it must be done right.
The grandmother, from Sutherland, began her training aged 18 in 1957 at Glasgow's Western Infirmary. She later moved to Victoria Infirmary.
Proposals to set up a separate cataract unit at a city health centre caused concern among patient groups as the plan would have led to the infirmary's services being divided across two sites.
The cash-strapped Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, which is expected to be pounds 37 million overspent by March 2008, is selling off the infirmary site, in Chapel Ash, as part of cost cutting measures.