loss of sight

loss of sight
The deprivation of the use of one's eyes for any practical purpose. It has been held that an accident resulting in a ninety per cent loss of sight of both eyes was not a loss of sight where the loss could be reduced to fifty per cent by the use of proper glasses. Cline v Studebaker Corp. 189 Mich 514, 155 NW 519. See loss of eye; total loss of sight.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • loss of sight — inability to see, blindness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sight — (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing; perception of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sight draft — Sight Sight (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loss — is a generic and relative term. It signifies the act of losing or the thing lost; it is not a word of limited, hard and fast meaning and has been held synonymous with, or equivalent to, damage , damages , deprivation , detriment , injury , and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • loss — is a generic and relative term. It signifies the act of losing or the thing lost; it is not a word of limited, hard and fast meaning and has been held synonymous with, or equivalent to, damage , damages , deprivation , detriment , injury , and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • entire loss of sight — The loss of ability to see or perceive objects with the eye or the loss which leaves no sight left for practical use, notwithstanding the ability to distinguish between light and dark, but not a condition where there is limited or partial vision …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • complete loss of sight — The absence of sight for practical purposes, even though there is sufficient response in the eyes to distinguish between light and dark. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 151 3 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • loss — [[t]lɒ̱s, AM lɔ͟ːs[/t]] ♦♦ losses 1) N VAR: usu with supp Loss is the fact of no longer having something or having less of it than before. ...loss of sight... The loss of income for the government is about $250 million a month. ...hair loss...… …   English dictionary

  • sight — The power to see. The faculty of vision. Act of seeing; perception of objects by the instrumentality of the eyes; view. Tracey v Standard Acci. Ins. Co. 119 Me 131, 109 A 490, 9 ALR 521, 529. A grand or spectacular view. Something worth seeing.… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • loss — noun Etymology: Middle English los, probably back formation from lost, past participle of losen to lose Date: 13th century 1. destruction, ruin 2. a. the act of losing possession ; deprivation < insured against loss or theft of property > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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