In`a*bil"i*ty (?), n. [Pref. in- not + ability: cf. F. inhabilet'e. See Able, and cf. Unable.]

The quality or state of being unable; lack of ability; want of sufficient power, strength, resources, or capacity.

It is not from an inability to discover what they ought to do, that men err in practice. Blair.

Syn. -- Impotence; incapacity; incompetence; weakness; powerlessness; incapability. See Disability.


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