ailment


ailment
Commonly means indisposition of body or mind; a slight illness. Mutual Life Ins. Co. of New York v. Burton, 167 Tenn. 606, 72 S.W. 778, 781.
In life insurance application, term does not include mere temporary indisposition, which though requiring medical treatment is readily remediable, Zogg v. Bankers' Life Co. of Des Moines, Iowa, C.C.A.W.Va., 62 F.2d 575, 578; nor passing disorders which could not properly be called diseases

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Ailment — Ail ment, n. Indisposition; morbid affection of the body; not applied ordinarily to acute diseases. Little ailments. Landsdowne. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ailment — index disability (physical inability), disease, disorder (abnormal condition), pain, trouble Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ailment — (n.) 1706, from AIL (Cf. ail) + MENT (Cf. ment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ailment — disorder, condition, affection, malady, *disease, complaint, distemper, syndrome …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ailment — [n] mild sickness ache, bug, complaint, condition, disease, disorder, dose*, flu, illness, indisposition, infirmity, malady, syndrome; concepts 306,316 Ant. health …   New thesaurus

  • ailment — ► NOUN ▪ a minor illness …   English terms dictionary

  • ailment — [āl′mənt] n. any bodily or mental disorder; illness, esp. a mild, chronic one SYN. DISEASE …   English World dictionary

  • ailment — n. a chronic; common; minor ailment * * * [ eɪlmənt] common minor ailment minor ailment a chronic …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ailment — UK [ˈeɪlmənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms ailment : singular ailment plural ailments an illness, usually not a serious one …   English dictionary

  • ailment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ common, minor, trivial ▪ chronic, serious ▪ childhood ▪ physical ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • ailment — [[t]e͟ɪlmənt[/t]] ailments N COUNT An ailment is an illness, especially one that is not very serious. The pharmacist can assist you with the treatment of common ailments. Syn: affliction …   English dictionary


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