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Capacity to act is the ability to create, shape or cancel rights and obligations through one’s own actions. Anyone who is of age and capable of judgement is capable of acting. In the case of legal transactions, this is referred to as contractual capacity, whereas in the case of unlawful acts it is referred to as tort capacity.

Term-Nr.: 142

German: Handlungsfähigkeit (410)

Source: LK-Lötscher, 11.05.2020

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