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Capacity is the philosophical and legal concept and the material on this page is very thin because it does not consider the public policy issues (probably should be a stub). Since age is one of the criteria against which most states frame laws for different purposes, e,g, doli incapax, for marriage, etc., it would be constructive to consolidate that material. However, as to incapacity, the Wiki world has to make a policy decision. As a strict matter of legal interpretation, incapacity is a term of art in its own right but, inevitably, an aspect of the broader concept of capacity. If you want the linking system to be able to bring a short and convenient explanation to a lay reader, keep it separate. If you want a single comprehensive page on the concept, including a paragraph on incapacity, consolidate it.

  • Probably better to have one comprehensive article. -- BD2412 talk 13:02, July 14, 2005 (UTC)

Merged in age of legal capacity and incapacityEdit

Some information on this page was merged in from the age of legal capacity article written by PhatJew; and from the "incapacity" article written by BD2412. -- BD2412 talk 14:59, July 14, 2005 (UTC)

Not Universal viewEdit

It sounds to me as if this whole article was written taking into account the US states views on legal capcity, this is specially true in the section that talks about minors —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.222.2.22 (talk) 09:09, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Saskatchewan - huh?Edit

The introductory paragraph in the "discussion" section isn't very well-written, and I don't see how the Saskatchewan example has much to do with the issue it's meant to relate to. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.47.39.18 (talk) 04:56, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

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CompetenceEdit

I think that the competence (law) article confuses competence and capacity. Capacity is the "legal aptitude of a person to have rights and liabilities", as it says in this article. I think, in some cases, both words are synonyms in American and Canadian law and, therefore, people are confusing both of them, aren't they? I ask this because in all the other wikis, competence is the distribution of jurisdiction - the power the State has to say the law (Juris dictio, to say the law in latin). So, Jurisdiction and competence make a kind of a pair: the State has Jurisdiction within its territory and it's exercised through various courts; the rules that dictate which court will act in each case is the competence. It's possible that American law is different in this aspect, so the wikidata should be altered so that this article don't point to the wrong articles in the other wikis.

I added a version of this comment in the competence (law) article as well.

Hope you can understand. I'm not a native english speaker.

--Hlges (talk) 16:22, 24 May 2022 (UTC)