DEAF AND DUMB
\dˈɛf and dˈʌm], \dˈɛf and dˈʌm], \d_ˈɛ_f a_n_d d_ˈʌ_m]\
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A man that Is born deaf, dumb, and blind Is looked upon by the law as in the same state with an idiot, he being supposed incapable of any understanding. 1 Bl. Comm. 394. Nevertheless, a deaf and dumb person may be tried for felony if the prisoner can be made to understand by means of signs. 1 Leach, C. L. 102.
By Henry Campbell Black
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