Definition of incapacity in English:


Line breaks: in|cap¦acity
Pronunciation: /ɪnkəˈpasɪti

noun (plural incapacities)

[mass noun]
  • 2Legal disqualification: they are not subject to any legal incapacity
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    • In an attempt to solve the present case, and similar cases of successive causes of incapacity according to some legal principle, a number of arguments have been invoked.
    • A party entered into the Arbitration Agreement while under a legal incapacity.
    • She submits, however, that the Board did not err in law, because it made a specific finding of incapacity based on the statutory test.
    disqualification, lack of entitlement, lack of legal right


early 17th century: from French incapacité or late Latin incapacitas, from in- (expressing negation) + capacitas (see capacity).

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