diminished capacity

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di·min·ished capacity

A reduced capacity, caused by mental illness, intoxication, or some other cause, that prevented a person accused of an illegal act from formulating the full intent necessary for the most serious offense with which he or she is charged. Also called diminished responsibility.
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"Although frequently confused, NGRI and diminished capacity are very different defenses," Powell wrote.
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Sossion has diminished capacity and this grossly violates Section 26-1 of the Leadership and Integrity Act, they said.
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adults with diminished capacity. An impairment is considered a temporary condition that reduces decision making capability through substance abuse or other conditions.
The workgroup will examine judicial procedures and best practices pertaining to guardianship to ensure that courts are best protecting the person, property, and rights of individuals who have been judged to be incapacitated and persons who may have diminished capacity to function independently.
Fariq may have tried to turn the plane back but failed due to his diminished capacity.