INFIRMITY, noun inferm'ity. [Latin infirmitas.]
1. An unsound or unhealthy state of the body; weakness; feebleness. Old age is subject to infirmities.
2. Weakness of mind; failing; fault; foible.
A friend should bear a friend's infirmities.
3. Weakness of resolution.
4. Any particular disease; malady; applied rather to chronic, than to violent diseases.
5. Defect; imperfection; weakness; as the infirmities of a constitution of government.