infirmity infirmity  /ɪn ˈfɜr mɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

Usage(s):

  1. By the Constitution of the Church, resigned bishops may retain their votes only if they quit because of bodily infirmity or advanced age.
  2. Some, like their patients, pride themselves on their virile infirmity.
  3. By the Constitution of the Church, resigned bishops may retain their votes only if they quit because of bodily infirmity or advanced age.

News

  • Normandy veteran remembers the heroes who died in invasion

    Tony Scachetti lives the retirement-home life of so many still living among the Greatest Generation, where the veil of age and infirmity obscures tales of suffering and triumph that defy the imagination.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Greenville News

Quotes

  1. "This bill is complicated, but it's also very simple: Illness and infirmity are universal, and we are stronger against them together than we are alone," Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said before the vote.
    on Mar 21, 2010 By: Steny Hoyer Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "The time is ripe for this Court to address the constitutional infirmity of the MCA's attempt to curtail the right of habeas corpus," Specter wrote in a brief filed with the Court. "Habeas must be restored to ensure that the rule of law...
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: Arlen Specter Source: Law.com (registration)

  3. Sir David Jason, who has personal experience of being a carer, said: "A lot of people, including myself, have had to look after someone at a time of illness or infirmity. However, the people who really deserve our support and encouragement are those...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: David Jason Source: Hedgeend People

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