Loss of voice or vocal utterance
- a condition for the singing body organs that leads to the increased loss of voice
- Alt. of Aphony
incapacity to talk.
In health jurisprudence. Loss of the effectiveness of articulate message in consequence of morbid conditions of a few of the singing body organs. It may possibly be incomplete, in which particular case the patient can whisper. It's become distinguished from congenital dumbness, and from short-term reduced sound through extreme hoarseness or small affections for the vocal cords, as additionally from aphasia, the latter being an ailment associated with mind without Impairment of the organs of message. Apices juris non sunt jura, [jus.] Extremities, or mere subtleties of law, are not guidelines of legislation, [are maybe not legislation.] Co. Litt. 3046; 10 Coke, 120; Wing. Maximum. 19, max. 14; Broom. Max. 188.
"want of voice, loss in voice, having no noise," 1719, from contemporary Latin aphonia, from Greek aphonia "speechlessness," noun of quality from aphonos "voiceless," from a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + phone "voice" (see fame (n.)) + abstract noun closing -ia. Less-common anglicized form aphony is attested from 1827.
(letter.) Alt. of Aphony