serious illness

A grave, important, weighty trouble. An illness attended by danger, giving rise to apprehension. Eminent Household of Columbian Woodmen v Prater, 24 Okla 214, 103 P 558. An illness which permanently or materially impairs, or is likely permanently or materially to impair, the health or constitution. Anno: 153 ALR 717; 29 Am J Rev ed Ins § 745.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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