(2014, 05). Affliction legaldictionary.lawin.org Retrieved on September 09, 2022 by legaldictionary.lawin.org/affliction/ Arthur Leff, `Affliction` (legaldictionary.lawin.org 2014) September 29, 2022 05 2014 09 2022 The Latin root of this adjective, afflictare, means `damage, harassment or torment`, which can sometimes be a good description of how an affected person feels. People with mental illness can be tormented by voices in their heads and therefore cannot distinguish between what is real and what is not. People affected by ALS or Lou Gehrig`s disease slowly lose control of their muscles and become paralyzed. The definition of affliction in U.S. law, as defined by lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary, is as follows: Affected means “weakened” or “beaten” and generally refers to a person who is mentally or physically unfit or severely affected by an illness. This entry on Affliction has been published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0) license, which allows for unrestricted use and reproduction, provided that the author or authors of the Affliction entry and the Lawi platform are each named as the source of the Affliction entry. Please note that this CC BY license applies to certain textual content of Affliction and that certain images and other textual or non-textual elements may be subject to special copyright agreements. Instructions on how to cite Affliction (providing the attribution required by the CC BY license) can be found below in our “Cite this entry” recommendation. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * This is a pre-summary of an upcoming entry in the Encyclopedia of Law. Please check later to get full admission.
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