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
Recent Examples of incapacity from the Web
The lawyers then argued that Mr. Roof’s rejection of his only route to survival was itself evidence of his incapacity.
The trials of the men who tried to kill the queen, most of whom pleaded insanity, also helped to strengthen the legal standards by which pleas of incapacity are prosecuted, writes Bruce Steele for the University Times.
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Origin and Etymology of incapacity
French incapacité, from Middle French, from in- + capacité capacity
First Known Use: 1611
INCAPACITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incapacity for English Language Learners
: a lack or loss of the ability to do something in the usual or desired way
Legal Definition of incapacity
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