incapacity

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Etymology[edit]

in- (negative) +‎ capacity

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪti/

Noun[edit]

incapacity (countable and uncountable, plural incapacities)

  1. The lack of a capacity; an inability.
    • 1605, Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning:
      So that it is not the insufficiency or incapacity of man's mind, but it is the remote standing or placing thereof that breedeth these mazes and incomprehensions;
  2. Legal disqualification.

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