As used in a statute relating to service in the militia, this term does not imply an absolute freedom from all physical ailment. It imports an absence of those palapable and visible defects which evidently incapacitate the person from performing the ordinary duties of a soldier.

A`ble-bod"ied (#), a.

Having a sound, strong body; physically competent; robust.

"Able-bodied vagrant." Froude. -- A`ble-bod"ied*ness, n..


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