Definition of legal capacity in English:

legal capacity

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noun

[mass noun]
  • A person’s authority under law to engage in a particular undertaking or maintain a particular status.
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    • 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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