aged

Denoting the attainment of years, as "a boy, aged five." Denoting that a person has grown old or has been made old by events in his life. While the term, as applied to human beings, is not for all purposes, susceptible of precise definition, and while it is not practicable arbitrarily to fix a period of life at which the condition of being “aged” can be said to have begun, it has been held in an English case that persons fifty years of age are “aged.” Pomeroy v Willway, L R Ch Div 5 10, and an American case holds that a man of sixty-six, though hale and hearty maybe termed “aged.” Allen v Pearce, 101 Ga 316, 28 SE 859. The span of life having been materially lengthened in the late decades, it is submitted that courts will be reluctant to accept the statements in the foregoing cases. A statute which declares an assault aggravated when committed by a person in robust health upon one who is "aged" or decrepit, which fails to define the word "aged," does not sufficiently comply with the legal requirement that an offense be definitely defined before a conviction under it can be sustained. Anno: 83 L Ed 921.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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