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IMBECILE (through the French from Lat...

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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 331 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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IMBECILE (through the French from Lat. imbecillus or imbecillis, weak, feeble; of unknown origin), weak or feeble, particularly in mind. The term " imbecility " is used conventionally of a condition of mental degeneration less profound than "idiotcy" (See INSANITY).
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