Disability meaning

dĭsə-bĭlĭ-tē
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That which disables, as an illness, injury, or physical handicap.
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A program that provides financial support to people with such impairment.

Has been on disability for a month.

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Lack of legal capacity to perform some act, such as to enter into a contract, because of infancy or lack of soundness of mind.
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A legal disqualification or incapacity.
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Something that restricts; limitation; disadvantage.
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Lack of legal capacity to perform some act, such as to enter into a contract, because of infancy or lack of soundness of mind.
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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.
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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.
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State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.
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Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency.
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(uncountable, informal) Regular payments received by a disabled person, usually from the state.

I had to go on disability after the accident.

Did you get your disability this month?

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The definition of a disability is something that restricts.

An example of a disability is blindness.

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A disadvantage or deficiency, especially a physical or mental impairment that interferes with or prevents normal achievement in a particular area.
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A disabled condition.
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Origin of disability

  • Circa 1570 disable +‎ -ity.

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