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Capacity To Contract The legal ability to enter into a binding contract.


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

Diminished Capacity
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Testamentary Capacity: The legal ability to make a will.
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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, ...

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 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.

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, illness (including mental), physical injury, advanced age or intellectual deficiency.

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.

Capacity
Definition - Noun
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
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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.
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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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Incapacity
Lack of legal ability to act; disability, incompetence; lack of adequate power.
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Imprisonment in a jail or penitentiary.
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[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.

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 to enter ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

Thus, in a suit for physical injuries the plaintiff may seek recovery for the pain he endured and his accrued medical expenses and for probable loss of earnings due to disability during the period of his incapacity.

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.

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 ...

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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or instance, former arkhons became members of the Areiopagos for life; and during their year of office they processed the litigation presented to the most important of the dikasteria, and presided over trials held there, although in this capacity ...

A legal document that takes effect if one cannot make decisions due to illness or incapacity. Different types of advance directives exist. Some, such a living will, give instructions on which measures can be used to prolong life.

criminal insanity - Lack of mental capacity to do or abstain from doing a particular act; inability to distinguish right from wrong.
criminal summons - An order commanding an accused to appear in court.

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, ...

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, ...

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.

Any person exercising powers similar to those of a judge would be sitting in a Quasi-Judicial capacity
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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.

Register tonnage refers to the gross tonnage on the ship's registry certificate, for example. Deadweight tonnage is the cargo carrying capacity of the ship. Other measurements of tonnage are also included in maritime law.

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.

See further Descent. Capax. Latin. Receiving or containing: able, fit for; having capacity. Capax doli. Competent to intend wrong, to commit a crime. Doli incapax. Incapable of committing crime.

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.

The Lord Chancellor was also head of the judiciary and the senior judge of the House of Lords in its judicial capacity.

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 ...

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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