incapacity

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incapacity

Medtalk The inability to understand information presented, appreciate the consequences of acting–or not acting on that information, and to make a choice. See Incompetence.
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Then, as we have already shown, they can be both special and general, namely they can concern all the civil legal acts (the case of the judge's forbidden and of the child under 14 years old, namely those who do not have a capacity of exercise) (16); the incapacities of exercise are general or special depending on the necessity of protection of those hinted by the legislator.
The incapacities of exercise represent the usual regime of the incapacities.
The most frequently these incapacities are established with the object of the person's protection against herself.
For a panoramic sight of the incapacities in the present French law, to be seen, P.