Definition of Incapacity

1. Noun. Lack of intellectual power.

Generic synonyms: Inability
Antonyms: Capacity



2. Noun. Lack of physical or natural qualifications.
Generic synonyms: Incapability, Incapableness
Antonyms: Capacity

Definition of Incapacity

1. n. Want of capacity; lack of physical or intellectual power; inability.

Definition of Incapacity

1. Noun. The lack of a capacity; an inability ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Incapacity

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Medical Definition of Incapacity

1. Origin: Cf. F. Incapacite. 1. Want of capacity; lack of physical or intellectual power; inability. 2. Want of legal ability or competency to do, give, transmit, or receive something; inability; disqualification; as, the inacapacity of minors to make binding contracts, etc. Synonym: Inability, incapability, incompetency, unfitness, disqualification, disability. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incapacity

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incapacity (current term)
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Literary usage of Incapacity

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Samuel March Phillipps (1822)
"By devisee of years (1), or by reason of mental incapacity, whether proceed- "''.''° ' ing from idiotcy or non-sane memory (1) ; or that the will was ..."

2. Oecd Economic Surveys: United Kingdom by OECD. (2005)
"... people could be helped back to work via active support from the Pathways to Worf e programme and encouragement from a restructured incapacity benefit. ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"(iv) Mental incapacity.—A fourth incapacity is want of reason;9 without a competent share of which, as no other, so neither can the matrimonial contract, ..."

4. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson (1906)
"incapacity for personal service discharges contract. ... Of course the parties might expressly contract that incapacity should not excuse, and thus preclude ..."

5. The Law of Contracts by Theophilus Parsons (1883)
"If, therefore, a party rests his action or his defence upon the in- competency or incapacity of himself or of the other party, this must be proved, ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Domestic Relations by William Champ Rodgers (1899)
"the woman at the time of the marriage by a stranger would be a physical incapacity if unknown to the man. If, however, with such knowledge, he nevertheless ..."

7. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"It may be based upon age, which being fixed at a minimum of sixty-two years.by rio means implies such incapacity. It may be based upon wounds received in ..."

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