Not partially. In a whole or complete manner; entirely; completely; perfectly. Exclusively; to the exclusion of other things. Equally. Totally; fully. Chicago & Calumet Dist. Transit Co. v. Mueller, 213 Ind. 530, 12 N.E.2d 247, 249
@ wholly and permanently disabled
Term within disability clause of life policy does not mean "partial" or "temporary," and is not to be construed literally so as to require condition of complete helplessness or utter hopelessness to be entitled to benefits.
See also disability
- total disability
- wholly disabled
@ wholly dependent
A person is to be regarded as "wholly dependent" upon a worker, within meaning of compensation acts, when his or her support is derived wholly from the worker's wages. Baker v. Western Power & Light Co., 147 Kan. 571, 78 P.2d 36, 40.
Person may be "wholly dependent" on worker though he or she may have some slight savings of his or her own, or some other minimum property, or be able to make something by his or her own service. United States Coal & Coke Co. v. Sutton, 268 Ky. 405, 105 S.W.2d 173, 177
@ wholly destroyed
A building is "wholly destroyed" within the meaning of statutes permitting recovery of the full amount of a fire insurance policy, when, although some part remains standing, it can no longer be designated as a building. The words mean totally destroyed as a building, although there is not an absolute extinction of all its parts
@ wholly disabled
These words within accident policy do not mean a state of complete physical and mental incapacity or utter helplessness but mean rather inability to do all the substantial and material acts necessary to carry on a certain business or occupation or any business or occupation in a customary and usual manner and which acts the insured would be able to perform in such manner but for the disability. Total disability.
See also disability
- total disability

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