Definition of legal capacity in English:

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legal capacity

Pronunciation: /ˈlēɡəl kəˈpasədē/


A person’s authority under law to engage in a particular undertaking or maintain a particular status.
Example sentences
  • They had no legal capacity to approve misappropriation by a director of the company's property.
  • It stresses the importance of involving young people even when they lack the formal legal capacity to consent.
  • The question then arises as to whether the pleadings here are sufficient to determine the issue of legal capacity.

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Syllabification: le·gal ca·pac·i·ty

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