disability
noun Date: 1557 1. a. the condition of being disabled b. inability to pursue an occupation because of a physical or mental impairment; also a program providing financial support to one affected by disability <
went on disability after the injury
>
2. lack of legal qualification to do something 3. a disqualification, restriction, or disadvantage

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