Incapacity
Incapacity In`ca*pac"i*ty, n.; pl. {Incapacities}. [Cf. F. incapacit['e].] [1913 Webster] 1. Lack of capacity; lack of physical or intellectual power; inability. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) Lack of legal ability or competency to do, give, transmit, or receive something; inability; disqualification; as, the inacapacity of minors to make binding contracts, etc.

Syn: Inability; incapability; incompetency; unfitness; disqualification; disability. [1913 Webster]


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  • incapacity — UK US /ˌɪnkəˈpæsəti/ noun [U] ► HR the state of not being able to do something such as a job, usually because of an illness: »mental/physical incapacity …   Financial and business terms

  • incapacity — incapacity. См. гибридная стерильность. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • incapacity — (n.) 1610s, from Fr. incapacité (16c.), from M.L. incapacitatem (nom. incapacitas), from L.L. incapax (gen. incapacis) incapable, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + L. capax capable, lit. able to hold much, from capere …   Etymology dictionary

  • incapacity — ► NOUN (pl. incapacities) 1) inability to do something or to manage one s affairs. 2) legal disqualification …   English terms dictionary

  • incapacity — [in΄kə pas′i tē] n. [Fr incapacité < ML incapacitas] 1. lack of capacity, power, or fitness; disability 2. legal ineligibility or disqualification …   English World dictionary

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  • incapacity — Want of legal, physical, or intellectual capacity; want of power or ability to take or dispose; want of legal ability to act. Inefficiency; incompetency; lack of adequate power. The quality or state of being incapable, want of capacity, lack of… …   Black's law dictionary

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