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DECOCTION Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

The act of boiling a substance in water, for extracting its virtues. Also
the liquor in which a substance has been boiled; water impregnated with the principles
of any animal or vegetable substance boiled in it. Webster; Sykes v. Magone (C. C.) 38
Fed. 497. In an indictment “decoction” and “infusion” are ejusdem generis; and if one is alleged
to have been administered, instead of the other, the variance is immaterial. 3 Camp. 74.


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