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in·ca·pac·i·ty

 (ĭn′kə-păs′ĭ-tē)
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.
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incapacity

(ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. lack of power, strength, or capacity; inability
2. (Law) law
a. legal disqualification or ineligibility
b. a circumstance causing this
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in•ca•pac•i•ty

(ˌɪn kəˈpæs ɪ ti)

n.
1. lack of ability, qualification, or strength; incapability.
2. lack of legal power to act.
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incapacity - lack of intellectual power
inability - lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
mental ability, capacity - the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
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"
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incapacity

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incapacity

noun
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Translations

incapacity

[ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪtɪ] Nincapacidad f
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incapacity

[ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪti] n (= inability) → incapacité fin-car [ˌɪnˈkɑːr] modif [system, CD player] → embarqué(e)
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incapacity

n
Unfähigkeit f(for für); incapacity for workArbeitsunfähigkeit f
(Jur) → mangelnde Berechtigung (for zu); incapacity to inheritErbunfähigkeit f; incapacity of a minorGeschäftsunfähigkeit feines Minderjährigen
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incapacity

[ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪtɪ] nincapacità (Law) → inabilitazione
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References in periodicals archive ?
As the sphere of incapacities uses own notions and distinctions, some authors speak about a general theory of incapacities.
Neither the Civil Code nor any other laws have established a special part for the incapacities; that is why being largely established it was necessary that the doctrine and the jurisprudence to build a so-called "law of incapacities."
On the other side, frequently the law of incapacities comes into collision with the security of the civil circuit and that is why it must be established a difficult equilibrium between the protection of the weak and the security of trade.
For a longer time the subject of incapacities is not more contained only in civil law, but it has extensions in (the) family law, (the) labor law, (the constitutional law) that irrigate all the other branches of law.