Impotence Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Impotence.

Impotence (noun):

  1. In medical terms, it is the chronic inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection.
  2. In legal context, it often refers to the inability of a spouse, traditionally the male, to engage in sexual intercourse. This may be considered as a legal ground for divorce or annulment in certain jurisdictions.