Incapacity Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Incapacity.

Incapacity (noun)

Incapacity refers to a person's legal inability to enter into an agreement or contract. This could be due to a lack of maturity (such as a minor under 18), a physical or mental condition, or due to a lack of qualifications or skills. In law, incapacity often indicates situations where a person is not seen as capable of understanding or fulfilling the terms of a contract or agreement.