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Infirmity

Flaw, defect, or weakness.

In a legal sense, the term infirmity is used to mean any imperfection that renders a particular transaction void or incomplete. For example, if a deed drawn up to transfer ownership of land contains an erroneous description of it, an infirmity exists in the transaction.

See: defect, deficiency, disability, disadvantage, disease, disorder, fault, flaw, frailty, impuissance, inability, incapacity, vice
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Like Mary Magdalene and Joanna, Susanna and several other women, having been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, join Jesus in His ministry and help provide for the needs of the apostolic band out of their resources.
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While the writer is entirely correct in stating that the judiciary should be on guard for constitutional infirmities, nowhere in the referenced article did the governor state or imply otherwise.