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Capacity

capacity n

pl: -ties
1 : a qualification, power, or ability (as to give consent or make a testament) created by operation of law
2 : an individual's ability or aptitude
;esp
: mental ability as it relates to responsibility for the commission of a crime (as murder) see also diminished capacity compare competency , incapacity , insanity



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.