Definition of Imbeciles
1. Noun. (plural of imbecile) ¹
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Definition of Imbeciles
1. imbecile [n] - See also: imbecile
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Literary usage of Imbeciles
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity by John Hutton Balfour Browne (1875)
"exhibitions of the results of education upon imbeciles. ... In that small class of imbeciles who are only intellectually weak, and who are capable of moral ..."
2. The Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity: With References to the Scotch and by John Hutton Balfour Browne (1880)
"In that small class of imbeciles who are only intellectually weak, ... imbeciles can, if the imbecility under which they labor is not of the worst type, ..."
3. The Psychology of Subnormal Children by Leta Stetter Hollingworth (1920)
"Moral imbeciles. The term moral imbecile has been used with many different connotations. When used to designate a person whose intelligence is defective, ..."
4. Child-Placing in Families: A Manual for Students and Social Workers by William Henry Slingerland (1918)
"Idio-imbeciles. Those of the next grade are called idio- imbeciles. They also require asylum care, are more improvable, in a limited way can be trained to ..."
5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1914)
"In the remaining three families, two imbeciles occurred with one case of dementia ... Two imbeciles were found with one case of a paranoic condition. ..."
6. The Criminal Imbecile; an Analysis of Three Remarkable Murber Cases by Henry Herbert Goddard (1915)
"CHAPTER VI • THE PUNISHMENT FOR CRIMINAL imbeciles IN the foregoing chapters we have discussed the problem involved in these murders from the standpoint of ..."
7. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"Feeble-minded—Idiots, imbeciles and Morons.—Feeble-minded children are now commonly divided into three groups: (1) idiots, which comprise those whose ..."
8. Report of the Board of Education by Victoria Board of Education (1872)
"SCHOOL FOR imbeciles. As yet, Connecticut has made but meagre provisions for imbeciles. ... In an institution for imbeciles they are indispensable. ..."