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1. Legal Capacity to Enter a Contract: Definition & Examples
One of the elements of a contract is capacity. Capacity means that a person is legally able to enter into a contract. There are several things that make a person legally able to do so, including age and state of mind.
2. About Contracts with Minors
It seems counterintuitive that a minor can enter a contract and be liable for its conditions, but there are instances when a minor is permitted to enter into a contract and is bound by its terms.
3. Mental Incapacity & Contracts: Definition & Examples
In contract law, capacity refers to one's legal ability to enter into an agreement. A person who lacks mental capacity cannot legally enter into a contract, thus making a contract voidable in most cases.
4. Incapacity & Contracts: Contracts with Intoxicated Persons
Incapacity in contract law generally means a person who is not mentally sound, which can include being intoxicated. Persons who are intoxicated cannot legally enter into a contract and intoxication thereby makes the contract voidable.
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