Disability Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Disability.

Disability (noun)

  1. A condition (either physical or mental) that considerably restricts an individual's abilities to perform certain regular tasks. This can be either temporary or permanent. Laws and society mandate necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities to help them achieve their potential with minimal hindrances.

  2. In a legal context, a disqualification or restriction that prevents an individual from participating fully in legal activities. This could be due to age-related limits (like minors being unable to enter contracts) or due to legal declarations of incompetency or insanity.