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Capacity To Contract The legal ability to enter into a binding contract. Those who lack the capacity to contract include minors (with limited exceptions) and individuals who are so mentally impaired that they cannot understand the terms of the contract.


Capacity - Having legal authority or mental ability. Being of sound mind.
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Capacity: Having legal authority or mental ability. Being of sound mind.

design capacity
"Design capacity" means the number of youth offenders or other persons a youth correction facility is able to hold based on applicable safety codes and standards.
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EXECUTIVE CAPACITY - An assignment within an organization in which the employee primarily directs the management of the organization or a major component or function of the organization; establishes the goals and policies of the organization, component, or function; ...

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Capacity -Having legal authority or mental ability. Being of sound mind.
Caption -Heading or introductory party of a pleading.
Case law -Law established by previous decisions of appellate courts, particularly the United States Supreme Court. (See stare decisis in Foreign Words Glossary.) ...

Capacity Defense: Broadly, describes a defendant's lack of some fundamental ability to be held accountable. For example, in Pennsylvania, persons under 7 years of age are presumed incapable of negligence.
Capital crime: A crime punishable by death.

CAPACITY. This word, in the law sense, denotes some ability, power, qualifi- cation, or competency of persons, natural, or artificial, for the performance of civil acts, depending on their state or condition, as defined or fixed by law; as, the capacity to devise, to bequeath, ...

CAPACITY : The ability recognized by law to take legal action.
CAPIAS(Latin): A class of writs that authorize a court officer to take a defendant into custody, or in other words, to arrest him/her.
CAPITAL OFFENSE: Offense that has death as a penalty.

capacity Legal capacity is the attribute of a person who can acquire new rights, or transfer rights, or assume duties according to the dictates of his or her own will, without any restraint or hindrance arising from status or legal condition.

capacity
The ability to understand and give legal consent to an action or arrangement.
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incapacity
adj. 1) not being able to perform any gainful employment due to congenital disability, ...

Incapacity
Lack of sufficient legal, physical or intellectual power to perform an act.
Incompetency
The inability or incapacity at law to perform an act, such as giving testimony or making a will.

Legal capacity. To be bound under contract, a party must have the legal capacity to enter into a contract. One must be of sufficient age (usually 18 years old) to enter into a contract.

field capacity : The maximum amount of water that a soil can retain after excess water from saturated conditions has been drained by the force of gravity.

diminished capacity
n. essentially a psychological term which has found its way into criminal trials.

Term: Incapacity
Definition: Lack of sufficient legal, physical or intellectual power to perform an act.
Term: Incompetency
Definition: The inability or incapacity at law to perform an act, such as giving testimony or making a will.

Testamentary Capacity - The legal ability to make a will.
Testamentary Trust - A trust set up by a will.
Testator - Person who makes a will (female: testatrix) ...

testamentary capacity
Mental ability an individual must have to make a will.
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Lack of mental capacity to do or abstain from doing a particular act; inability to distinguish right from wrong.
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Testamentary capacity - The legal ability to make a will.
Title - Legal ownership of property, usually real property or automobiles.
Tort - A private or civil wrong or injury for which the court provides a remedy through an action for damages.

Capacity - Having legal authority or mental ability. Being of sound mind.
Case law - Law established by previous decisions of appellate courts, particularly the United States Supreme Court. (See stare decisis in Foreign Words Glossary.) ...

[Latin, parent of the country] : the state in its capacity as the legal guardian of persons not sui juris and without natural guardians, as the heir to persons without natural heirs, and as the ...
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Expanded Legal Definition of PanhandleParalegal A person who is not a lawyer or is not acting in that capacity but who provides a limited number of legal services.

Paralegal A person who is not a lawyer or is not acting in that capacity but who provides a limited number of legal services. Each country differs in the authority it gives paralegals in exercising what traditionally would be lawyers' work.

law: those groups of people which have acquired international recognition as an independent country and which have four characteristics; permanent and large population with, generally, a common language; a defined and distinct territory; a sovereign government with effective control; and a capacity ...

Consent and Capacity BoardIndependent provincial tribunal that makes decisions about matters of capacity, consent, civil committal and substitute decision making under statutes including the Health Care Consent Act, Mental Health Act and Substitute Decisions Act.

incapacitated person - Any person who is impaired by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, physical illness or disability, advanced age, chronic use of drugs, chronic intoxication, or other cause (except minority) to the extent that he lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or ...

Individuals are persons in law unless they are minors or under some other type of incapacity, such as a court finding of mental incapacity. Contrast with a company, which is a legal person.
Negligence: Carelessness.

incapacity The lack of power or the legal ability to act. incarceration Imprisonment; confinement in a jail or penitentiary. indemnify To make good or compensate or reimburse one of a loss already incurred by him or her.

Competent, Adult (Sui Juris) Parties: Both parties must have the capacity to understand the terms of the contract they are entering into, and the consequences of the promises they make.

Bill of Advocation The original function was to remove a criminal case from an inferior court to a superior court on account of partiality or incapacity of the judge or intricacy of the case. It is now also a means of review for errors by an inferior judge during a criminal case up to sentence.

Disability: In the legal sense, lack of legal capacity to perform some act.

KILDERKIN
A measure of capacity equal to eighteen gallons. See Measure. ... more
KINDRED
Relations by blood.2. Nature has divided the kindred of every one into three principal classes. 1. His children, and their descendants. 2. His father,... more ...

criminal insanity - Lack of mental capacity to do or abstain from doing a particular act; inability to distinguish right from wrong.
cross-claim - In a civil proceeding, if there are two or more defendants, one defendant can raise a claim against another defendant.

SUI JURIS
A person who possesses full civil rights and is not under any legal incapacity such as being bankrupt, of minor age or mental incapacity. Most adults are sui juris.
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Incompetent: A person lacking the capacity, legal qualification, or fitness to manage personal affairs or to discharge a required duty. A guardian may be appointed to conduct the affairs or protect the interests of an incompetent person.

Elder law includes general estate planning issues, counseling and planning for incapacity with alternative decision making documents, and planning for possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care.

*minor - a person over the age of puberty (cf. impubes) but under the age of 25. If sui iuris they had full legal capacity, though they could be protected by a grant of restitutio in integrum (the right to rescind transactions) under certain circumstances.

Amicus curiae
Translated from the Latin as ’friend of the Court’. An advocate appears in this capacity when asked to help with the case by the Court or on volunteering services to the Court.

Incapacitated Person (Incompetent): A person who 'as a result of mental disease or defect lacks the capacity to understand the proceedings against him or to assist in his own defense.' ...

Attorney in Fact - The attorney acting in a fiduciary capacity under a "power of attorney." See POWER OF ATTORNEY.
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DDisabilityFor an adult, disability under Social Security is based on inability to work because of a physical or mental medical condition or combination of impairments. RRFC formAlso known as a Residual Functional Capacity form, filled out by your Primary Treating Physician, ...

judicial hearing officer (JHO): a person who has served as a judge or justice of a court of record of the Unified Court System, and who no longer is serving in such capacity, except a person who was removed from a judicial position pursuant to Section 22 of Article VI of the Constitution ...

GUARDIAN AD LITEM: An adult who is appointed by a Court to act in the minor's behalf ad litem (in a lawsuit), because minors lack the legal capacity to sue or defend against suit. The guardian is considered an officer of the court.

The electoral process by which voters decide whether judges appointed by the governor will continue to serve another term in their current judicial capacity.
Return of Service
A statement that a complaint or other document has been served on a party.

Court-Appointed Attorney: An attorney who is asked by the court (judge) to either represent a party to the case, or to serve in some other capacity that the case requires.

Dilatory. Said of a defense or a plea that resists the plaintiff's present right of recovery by interposing some temporary objection, as that the court has no jurisdiction, that the plaintiff lacks capacity to sue. See 3 Bl Com. 301. A form of plea.
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annulment ("nullity of marriage"): A legal action that says your marriage was never legally valid because of unsound mind, incest, bigamy, being too young to consent, fraud, force, or physical incapacity.
anonymous: When someone's name is kept secret.

Fiduciary - A person who manages money or property for someone else. For example, the executor of an estate, the director of a corporation or the trustee of a trust stand in a fiduciary capacity, whose obligations are defined by law in a fiduciary code.

The Lord Chancellor was also head of the judiciary and the senior judge of the House of Lords in its judicial capacity. However, under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, the Lord Chancellor ceased to be the Speaker of the Lords, and was replaced by the Lord Speaker.

Today, 35 states still allow a spouse to allege fault in obtaining a divorce. The traditional fault grounds for divorce are adultery, cruelty, desertion, confinement in prison, physical incapacity and incurable insanity. These grounds are also generally referred to as marital misconduct.

Some debts, such as debts for money or property obtained by false pretenses and debts for fraud or defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity may be declared nondischargeable only if a creditor timely files and prevails in a nondischargeability action.

(D) a letter of credit, document of title, financial asset, investment property, or similar asset held in a fiduciary or agency capacity; or
(E) related identifying, verifying, access-enabling, authorizing, or monitoring information." UCITA 102(a)(30).

These are usually very large organisations with the capacity to meet the expense of running their own workers' compensation schemes under the relevant workers' compensation legislation in Queensland.

See also: See also: Person, Law, Lawyer, Attorney, Attorn

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