Legal Definition and Related Resources of Capable

Meaning of Capable

Synonymous with susceptible, competent, qualified, fitting; possessing legal power or capacity . United States v Sischo (D.C. Wash.) 262 F. 1001.

Synonyms of Capable


  • able
  • accomplished
  • adept
  • adequate
  • adroit
  • aptm
  • competent
  • deft
  • effective
  • effectual
  • equal to
  • expert
  • facile
  • fit
  • fitted
  • gifted
  • idoneus
  • masterly
  • potent
  • proficient
  • qualified
  • skillful
  • suited
  • worthy
  • Associated Concepts: capable of assisting with one”s defense
  • capable of contracting
  • capable of inheriting
  • capable of taking and holding property
  • capable to inherit
  • capable to marry
  • competence capable of distinguishing right from wrong

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What does Capable mean in American Law?

The definition of Capable in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

Able to effect some end-as a matter of law or fact, as in “He is capable of murder.” See also ability, capacity.



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