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Definition of "incapacity" []

  • Inadequate strength or ability; lack of capacity. (noun)
  • A defect or handicap; a disability. (noun)
  • Law Something that renders one legally ineligible; a disqualification. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "incapacity" in a sentence
  • "The Government will explore using a new funding mechanism to reward private and voluntary sector specialist providers for investing in helping long-term incapacity benefits claimants to return to work, in two pilot areas, for example Greater Manchester and Birmingham."
  • "The Government is also looking at the way it contracts with specialist providers to support existing long-term incapacity benefits claimants."
  • "That's why estate planning must cover long-term incapacity, including out-of-pocket expenses for assisted living, nursing homes (which, contrary to popular belief, Medicare does not cover long term), in-home care and other expenses related to aging."