incapacity(redirected from incapacities)
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n. pl. in·ca·pac·i·ties
1. Inadequate strength or ability; lack of capacity.
2. A defect or handicap; a disability.
3. Law Disqualification from taking part in a legal proceeding because of mental or physical disability or because of lack of legal power or authority.
n, pl -ties
1. lack of power, strength, or capacity; inability
2. (Law) law
a. legal disqualification or ineligibility
b. a circumstance causing this
in•ca•pac•i•ty(ˌɪn kəˈpæs ɪ ti)
1. lack of ability, qualification, or strength; incapability.
2. lack of legal power to act.
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
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|Noun||1.||incapacity - lack of intellectual power|
inability - lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
|2.||incapacity - lack of physical or natural qualifications|
incapability, incapableness - the quality of not being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
capacity - capability to perform or produce; "among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism"; "limited runway capacity"; "a great capacity for growth"