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Answered 2008-01-03 03:25:37

It is the ability to legally enter into a contractual agreement (to make a contract.) Most able-minded adults have legal capacity. Children under the age of majority (between 15 and 18 depending on your state) or people with a mental impairment do not have legal capacity. When I say mental impairment I mean permanent (i.e.- retardation, or Alzheimer's) OR temporary (i.e.- alcohol or nacotic intoxication).

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