- The definition of a disability is something that restricts.
An example of a disability is blindness.
disability definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. disabilities
- a disabled condition
- that which disables, as an illness, injury, or physical handicap
- a legal disqualification or incapacity
- something that restricts; limitation; disadvantage
disability definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. dis·a·bil·i·ties
- a. The condition of being disabled; incapacity.b. The period of such a condition: never received a penny during her disability.
- A disadvantage or deficiency, especially a physical or mental impairment that interferes with or prevents normal achievement in a particular area.
- Something that hinders or incapacitates.
- Law A legal incapacity or disqualification.
disability - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An injury or medical condition that interferes with an individual’s ability to perform one or more of the functions of daily life or of work; a legal status that prevents an individual from exercising one or more of a citizen’s rights.civil disability
The status of an individual who has had one or more legal rights (such as the right to vote or to drive) revoked as a result of the conviction of a crime.
disability - Medical Definition
A disadvantage or deficiency, especially a physical or mental impairment that prevents or restricts normal achievement.