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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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" The CA's ruling on the petition however did not touch on points raised by the petitioners and only focused on the "infirmities" of the petition.
'In the light of the above obvious and glaring defects and infirmities in the judgment, we have formed a prima facie, tentative opinion that the convictions and sentences handed down to the petitioners may not be ultimately sustainable,' said the IHC's detailed judgment released on Wednesday.
He argues that the asymmetries and infirmities he finds are in fact ubiquitous among many developing countries.
The report states that there were infirmities in the contracts entered into by NMDC with domestic customers.
Debra Chatfield, family historian at findmypast.co.uk, said: "The infirmities column is the last piece of the jigsaw completing the 1911 census.
The records also illustrate the cause of the suffragettes, with four women in the same household recording their infirmities as being "voteless".
"WE, then, that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak."
The 10-times Group/Grade One winner was put down on Thursday at Lanes End Farm in Kentucky due to the infirmities of old age.
with slight mental infirmities accounting for 62 against 287 cases of moderate
DIXIELAND BAND, a stalwart of the Kentucky stallion ranks for the past 20 years, was put down on Wednesday due to the infirmities of old age, writes Nancy Sexton.
INTERNATIONAL Day for Individuals with infirmities will be marked tomorrow with the motto 'I can offer anything that you can, provided you give me the supplies and the opportunity.'
The popular chaser was put down due to the infirmities of old age.