"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Monday, 14 January 2013

Living will

   A living will is a document written by a person while still legally fit to do so, requesting that he or she should be allowed to die rather than be kept alive by artifical means if subsequentl severly disabled or suffering from a terminal illness.  The term is a modern one and has only recently made it into the Oxford English Dictionary.

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