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Gentiles have no [competence for] Naziriteship, but women and slaves have. The Nazirite vow is more stringent in the case of women than in the case of slaves, for a man can compel his slave [to break his vow] but he cannot compel his wife [to do so]. 
[The Nazirite-vows of] slaves are more stringent than [those of] women; for he can declare void the vows of his wife, but he cannot declare void the vows of his slaves. If he declares his wife`s [vow] void, it is void for ever, but if he declares his slave`s vow void, he becomes free and must complete his Naziriteship. 
Should [the slave] flee from [his master`s] presence, R. Meir said that he must not drink wine, but R. Jose said that he may.

 נזיר 9.1
הגויים, אין להם נזירות׃ נשים ועבדים, יש להם נזירות׃ חומר בנשים מבעבדים-- שהוא כופף את עבדו, ואינו כופף את אשתו׃ חומר בעבדים מבנשים-- שהוא מפר נדרי אשתו, ואינו מפר נדרי עבדו׃ הפר לאשתו, הפר עולמית; הפר לעבדו-- יצא לחירות, ומשלים את נזירותו׃ עבר מכנגד פניו, רבי מאיר אומר, לא ישתה; רבי יוסי אומר, ישתה

If a Nazirite polls and then discovers that he was defiled, then if the defilement is definite [the Naziriteship] is rendered void, but if it is a defilement of the depth, it is not rendered void, before polling, however, either [type of defile ment] renders [the Naziriteship] void. [The Law regarding `defilement of the depth` is] as follows. If he goes down into a cavern to bathe, and a corpse is found floating at the mouth of the cavern, he is [definitely] unclean. If it is found embedded in the floor of the cavern, then if he went in merely to refresh himself he remains clean, but if it was to purify himself after defilement through contact with the dead he remains unclean, because where the status quo is one of defilement the defilement remains, but where it is one of purity, he remains clean, this being the presumption [in each case].

 נזיר 9.2
נזיר שגילח, ונודע שהוא טמא-- אם טומאה ידועה, סותר; אם טומאת התהום, אינו סותר׃ אם עד שלא גילח-- בין כך ובין כך, סותר׃ כיצד׃ ירד לטבול במערה, ונמצא מת צף על פי המערה-- טמא׃ נמצא מושקע בקרקע המערה-- ירד להקר, טהור; ליטהר מטומאת המת, טמא-- שחזקת טמא טמא, וחזקת טהור טהור, שרגליים לדבר

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