Provision

The following kinds of hurt only are designated as "grievous":-
First.-Emasculation.
Secondly.-Permanent privation of the sight of either eye.
Thirdly.-Permanent privation of the hearing of either ear.
Fourthly.-Privation of any member or joint.
Fifthly.-Destruction or permanent impairing of the powers of any member or joint.
Sixthly.-Permanent disfiguration of the head or face.
Seventhly.-Fracture or dislocation of a bone or tooth.
Eighthly.-Any hurt which endangers life or which causes the sufferer to be during the space of twenty days in severe bodily pain, or unable to follow his ordinary pursuits.


Simply put

This section designates certain kinds of hurt as grievous hurt. It says that the following kinds of hurt are designated as grievous : emasculation, permanent privation of the sight of any of the eyes, permanent privation of the hearing of any of the ears, privation of any member or joint, destroying or permanently impairing the powers of any member or joint, permanently disfiguring the head or face, fracture or dislocation of a bone or tooth, and any hurt which either endangers life or which causes the victim to be in severe bodily pain during the space of twenty days, or unable to follow his ordinary pursuits. Though the task of designating grievous hurts was not an easy one, the authors of the Code tried their best and they took a considerable time to come to a reasonable conclusion while designating the eight specific instances under this section.



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