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" An idiot, or natural fool, is one that hath had no understanding from his nativity ; and therefore is by law presumed never likely to attain any. "
The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge - Page 175
edited by - 1874
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 3

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1793
...fubjecl to {he houfe of lords, but to the king in council. Ihm- Prot. 14 Feb. 1726. 3 P. W r uu. 108. A MAN is not an idiot % if he hath any glimmering of reafon, fo that he can tell his parents, his age, or the like* common matters, But a man who is born...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1800
...fubje& to the houfe of lords, but to the king in pouncil, Dam. Proc. 14 Feb. 1726, 3 P, Wm, I08. AM A MAN is not an idiot', if he hath any glimmering of reafon, fo that he can tell his parents, his age, or the like common matters. But a man who is born...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1807
...whence we shall be naturally led to consider also the custody of lunatics. AN idiot, or natural fool, is one that hath had no understanding from his nativity...therefore is by law presumed never likely to attain any. For which reason the custody of him and of his lands was formerly vested in [303] the lord of the feeh...
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The Office and Duty of a Justice of the Peace: And a Guide to Sheriffs ...

Henry Potter - Justices of the peace - 1816 - 418 pages
...two months. IDIOTS AND LUNATICS. An idiot, or natural fool, is one that hjgh had no uderstand^ ing from his nativity; and therefore is by' law' presumed never likely to attain any. A lunatic, or nan Compos mentis, is one who hath had under-* standing, hut by disease, grjet, or other...
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Elements of Conveyancing: With Cursory Remarks Upon the Study of ..., Volume 5

Charles Barton - Conveyancing - 1822
...incapacity of the person, and is a common law disability*. An idiot, or natural fool, is one that hath no understanding from his nativity, and therefore is by law presumed never likely to attain any" : for which reason the custody of him and of his lands was formerly vested in the lord of the fee *...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 3

Sir William Blackstone, Sir John Taylor Coleridge - Law - 1825
...whence we shall be naturally led to consider also the custody of lunatics. AN idiot, or natural fool, is one that hath had no understanding from his nativity...therefore is by law presumed never likely to attain any. For which reason the custody of him and of his lands was formerly vested in the lord of the fee ' ;...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1825
...whence we shall be naturally led to consider also the custody of lunatics. AN idiot, or natural fool, is one that hath had no understanding from his nativity...therefore is by law presumed never likely to attain any. For which reason the custody of him and of his lands was formerly vested in the lord of the fee ' ;...
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The London Medical Gazette: 1827/1828, Volume 1

1828
...urgent reasons, to deprive a man of his liberty and power over his property. Blackstone states, that a man is not an idiot if he hath any glimmering of reason, so that he can tell his parents, his age, and the like common matters. The Chancellor^Kent decided that the failure of memory is not sufficient...
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A Practical Treatise on the Law of Contracts: Not Under Seal; and Upon the ...

Joseph Chitty - Contracts - 1834 - 863 pages
...neither is liable (d). 2. OF CONTRACTS WITH PERSONS OF NON-SANE MIND (e). An idiot, or natural fool, is one that hath had no understanding from his nativity...is, by law, presumed never likely to attain any. A person is not an idiot if he hath any glimmering of reason, so that he can tell his parents, his age,...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books ; with an ..., Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1836
...whence we shall be naturally led to consider also the custody of lunatics. An idiot, or natural fool, is one that hath had no understanding from his nativity;...therefore is by law presumed never likely to attain any. For which reason the custody of *him and of his lands was formerly vested in the lord of the fee (/*);...
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