Definition of DECOCTION in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DECOCTION

The act of boiling a substance in water, for extracting its virtues. The operation of boiling certain ingredients in a fluid for the purpose of extracting the parts soluble at that temperature. Also the liquor in which a substance has been boiled; water impregnated with the principles of any animal or vegetable substance boiled in it. Webster; Sykes v. Magone, C.C.N.Y., 38 F. 497.

In an indictment "decoction" and "Infusion" are ejusdem. generic; and if one is alleged to have been administered, instead of the other, the variance is immaterial. 3 Camp. 74.

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