AFFECTION - Black's Law Dictionary

What is AFFECTION? Definition of AFFECTION in Black's Law Dictionary

The making over, pawning, or mortgaging of a thing to assure the payment of a sum of money, or the discharge of some other duty or service. Crabb, Technol.Dict.

In a medical sense, an abnormal bodily condition. A local "affection" is not a local disease within the meaning of an insurance policy, un l ess the affection has sufficiently developed to have some bearing on the general health. Cady v. Fidelity & Casualty Co. of New York, 134 Wis. 322, 113 N.W. 967, 971, 17 L.R.A.,N.S., 260.


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