Definitions of health

  1. a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the general condition of body and mind; "his delicate health"; "in poor health" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease. Medical Dictionary DB
  6. Freedom from bodily pain or disease; vigor of mind; moral purity; righteousness; a toast. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Absence of disease; a condition of body and mind in which all the functions are normally performed. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  8. Absence of disease. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  9. Wholeness or soundness of body: soundness and vigor of mind: (B.) salvation, or divine favor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Soundness of body or mind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Soundness of any living organism; also, physical condition, good or ill. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A toast wishing health. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Wholeness or soundness of body or of mind, a state in which each organ performs its own function and acts in harmony with every other. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Sound state of the body, in which the parts perform freely their natural functions; mental vigour; moral purity; divine favour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Freedom from sickness or suffering. The right to the enjoyment of healthis a subdivision of the right of persona! security, one of the absolute rights of persons.1 Bl. Comm. 120, 134. As to injuries affecting health, see 3 Bl. Comm. 122. thelawdictionary.org
  16. Freedom from pain or sickness; the most perfect state of animal life. It may be defined, the natural agreement and concordant dispositions of the parts of the living body. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  17. Public health is an object of the utmost importance and has attracted the attention of the national and state legislatures. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  18. By the act of Congress of the 25th of February, 1799, 1 Story's L. U. S. 564, it is enacted: 1. That the quarantines and other restraints, which shall be established by the laws of any state, respecting any vessels arriving in or bound to any port or district thereof, whether coming from a foreign port or some other part of the United States, shall be observed and enforced by all officers of the United States, in such place. Sect. 1. 2. In times of contagion the collectors of the revenue may remove, under the provisions of the act, into another district. Sect. 4. 3. The judge of any district court may, when a contagious disorder prevails in his district, cause the removal of persons confined in prison under the laws of the United States, into another district. Sect. 5. 4. In case of the prevalence of a contagious disease at the seat of government, the president of the United States may direct the removal of any or all public offices to a place of safety. Sect. 6. 5. In case of such contagious disease, at the seat of government, the chief justice, or in case of his death or inability, the senior associate justice of the supreme court of the United States, may issue his warrant to the marshal of the district court within which the supreme court is by law to be holden, directing him to adjourn the said session of the said court to such other place within the same or adjoining district as he may deem convenient. And the district judges may, under the same circumstances, have the same power to adjourn to some other part of their several districts. Sect. 7. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  19. Offences against the provisions of the health laws are generally punished by fine and imprisonment. These are offences against public health, punishable by the common law by fine and imprisonment, such for example, as selling unwholesome provisions. 4 Bl. Com. 162; 2 East's P. C.822; 6 East, R.133 to 141; 3 M. & S. 10; 4 Campb. R. 10. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  20. Private injuries affecting a man's health arise upon a breach of contract, express or implied; or in consequence of some tortions act unconnected with a contract. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  21. Those injuries to health which arise upon contract are, 1st. The misconduct of medical men, when, through neglect, ignorance, or wanton experiments, they injure their patients. 1 Saund. 312, n. 2. 2d. By the sale of unwholesome food; though the law does not consider a sale to be a warranty as to the goodness or quality of a personal chattel, it is otherwise with regard to food and liquors. 1 Rolle's Ab. 90, pl. 1, 2. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  22. Those injuries which affect a man's health, and which arise from tortious acts unconnected with contracts, are, 1st. Private nuisances. 2d. Public nuisances. 3d. Breaking quarantine. 4th. By sudden alarms, and frightening; as by raising a pretended ghost. 4 Bl. Com. 197, 201, note 25;1 Hale, 429; Smith's Forens. Med. 37 to 39; 1 Paris & Fonbl. 351, 352. For private injuries affecting his health a man may generally have an action on the case. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  23. helth, n. wholeness or soundness of body: general state of the body, as in 'ill health,' 'good health,' soundness and vigour of mind: a toast, as 'to drink one's health'--to drink to the health of: (B.) salvation, or divine favour.--adj. HEALTH'FUL, full of or enjoying health: indicating health: wholesome: salutary.--adv. HEALTH'FULLY.--n. HEALTH'FULNESS.--adv. HEALTH'ILY.--n. HEALTH'INESS.--adj. HEALTH'LESS, sickly, ailing.--ns. HEALTH'LESSNESS; HEALTH'-RESORT', a place to which people go for the good of their health.--adjs. HEALTH'SOME (Shak.), healthy, wholesome; HEALTH'Y, in a state of good health: conducive to health: sound in body or mind: vigorous. [A.S. hælth--hál, whole.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. A state of soundness and well-being; the state in which the bodily functions are performed normally and without causing discomfort. na
  25. Soundness of body (also fig.); condition of body, as good, bad, h.; h.-officer, officer of h., (charged with administering h. laws &c.); toast drunk in person\'s honour; BILL of h. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. Normal condition of body and mind. American pocket medical dictionary.
  27. n. [Anglo-Saxon] State of being sound, or whole, said of animals and plants;—freedom from pain or disease;—welfare of mind; vigorous action of the intellect;—moral well-being; state of salvation; purity; goodness;—divine grace or favour;—a wish of health and happiness. Cabinet Dictionary
  28. Freedom from bodily pain or sickness; welfare of mind, purity, goodness; salvation, prosperity; wish of happiness in drinking. Complete Dictionary

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