Mental Capacity

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Mental Capacity

Meaning of Mental Capacity

The term generally denotes sufficient mind and memory to understand the nature and effect of an act. In relation to execution of instruments, means that a person executing the instrument has sufficient mind and memory to understand the nature and effect of the act in which he is engaged and business which he is transacting. See board of Regents of University of Texas v Yarbrough, (Tex.Civ.App.) 470 S. W.2d 86.

Related Entries of Mental Capacity in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Mental Capacity in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Competency, Competent.

Mental capacity in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of mental capacity.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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