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incapacity

[in-kuh-pas-i-tee] /ˌɪn kəˈpæs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
lack of ability, qualification, or strength; incapability.
2.
Law. lack of the legal power to act in a specified way or ways.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin incapācitās. See in-3, capacity
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British Dictionary definitions for in-capacity

incapacity

/ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
lack of power, strength, or capacity; inability
2.
(law)
  1. legal disqualification or ineligibility
  2. a circumstance causing this
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Word Origin and History for in-capacity
incapacity
1611, from M.L. incapacitas, from L.L. incapax (gen. incapacis) "incapable," from in- "not" + L. capax "capable," lit. "able to hold much," from capere "to take" (see capable). Often used 17c. as a legal term referring to inability to take, receive, or deal with in some way.
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