What does the word imbecility mean?

Usage examples for imbecility

  1. " Your imbecility takes quite an attractive form, I assure you. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  2. Walford was next put up, but the miserable condition of the unfortunate man, and his vacant look of imbecility, excited nothing but laughter and ridicule, and no one would make a bid for him. – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  3. All the cases decide that mere imbecility will not do; that an inability to manage a man's affairs will not do, unless that inability, and that incapacity to manage his affairs amount to evidence that he is of unsound mind; and he must be found to be so. – A Letter to the Right Honorable the Lord Chancellor, on the Nature and Interpretation of Unsoundness of Mind, and Imbecility of Intellect by John Haslam