Share this entry

Share this page

legal capacity

Line breaks: legal cap|acity

Definition of legal capacity in English:

noun

[mass noun]
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.

Definition of legal capacity in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day odium
Pronunciation: ˈəʊdɪəm
noun
widespread hatred or disgust for someone…