In legal parlance, this term denotes the absence of opportunities for sexual intercourse between husbaud and wife; or the absence of such intercourse. Non accipi debent verba in demonstra- tionem falsam, quae competunt in limita- tionem veram. Words ought not to be taken to import a false demonstration which may have effect by way of true limitation. Bac. Max. p. 59, reg. 13; Broom, Max. G42.

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