mental incapacity

mental incapacity n
1) an absence of mental capacity
2) an inability through mental disorder or mental retardation of any sort to carry on the everyday affairs of life or to care for one's person or property with reasonable discretion

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  • mental incapacity — index insanity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mental incapacity — A condition of outright insanity or other weakness or deficiency of mind which renders the person afflicted incapable of understanding the nature and effect of a business transaction. 13 Am J2d Cane Inst § 13. Old age, weakening of the memory and …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mental incapacity — noun or mental incompetence 1. : an absence of mental capacity 2. : an inability through mental illness or mental deficiency of any sort to carry on the everyday affairs of life or to care for one s person or property with reasonable discretion …   Useful english dictionary

  • mental incapacity; mental incompetency — Such is established when there is found to exist an essential privation of reasoning faculties, or when a person is incapable of understanding and acting with discretion in the ordinary affairs of life. See incapacity insanity …   Black's law dictionary

  • incapacity — in·ca·pac·i·ty /ˌin kə pa sə tē/ n pl ties 1: the quality or state of being incapable; esp: lack of legal qualifications due to age or mental condition compare capacity 2: the inability of an injured worker to perform the duties required in a job …   Law dictionary

  • mental incompetence — n MENTAL INCAPACITY …   Medical dictionary

  • incapacity — In the broader meaning, physical or mental inability to act. In some contexts, confined to mental disability or incapability. Ellicott v Ellicott, 90 Md 321, 45 A 183 (incapacity to pursue a college education.) For the purposes of workmen s… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • incapacity — in|ca|pa|ci|ty [ˌınkəˈpæsıti] n [singular, U] formal lack of the ability to do things or to do something ▪ temporary incapacity through illness mental/physical/intellectual etc incapacity ▪ Evidence of his mental incapacity was never produced in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • incapacity — [[t]ɪ̱nkəpæ̱sɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft with poss, oft N to inf The incapacity of a person, society, or system to do something is their inability to do it. [FORMAL] ...Europe s incapacity to take collective action... Patients with no mental… …   English dictionary

  • mental disability — Any abnormal condition of the mind, regardless of its medical label, which substantially affects mental or emotional processes and substantially impairs behavior controls. Blocker v United States, 116 App DC 78, 320 F2d 800, cert den 375 US 923,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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