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able adj

1 : possessed of needed powers or of needed resources to accomplish an objective [ to perform under the contract]
2 : having freedom from restriction or obligation or from conditions preventing an action [ to vote]
3 : legally qualified
: possessed of legal competence [ to inherit property]

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

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