Simple Definition of incapacity
: a lack or loss of the ability to do something in the usual or desired way
Full Definition of incapacity
: the quality or state of being incapable; especially : lack of physical or intellectual power or of natural or legal qualifications
Examples of incapacity in a sentence
I'm aware of my weaknesses and incapacities.
<her entrenched incapacity for decision-making doesn't make her a very good boss>
Origin of incapacity
French incapacité, from Middle French, from in- + capacité capacity
First Known Use: 1611
Legal Definition of incapacity
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