Morbus Sonticus Law and Legal Definition

Morbus Sonticus refers to a grave or sudden sickness. Serious illness entails an adjournment, whether the judge or the party wishes so. An adjournment can be sought on the ground of morbus sonticus, if a judge or a party suffers from any serious illness during trial. It is sufficient ground for reducing a deed, if the testator had been affected by a disease when s/he executed the deed and the testator died within sixty days of the execution.