Etymology
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disability (n.)

1570s, "want of power, strength, or ability," from dis- + ability. Meaning "incapacity in the eyes of the law" is from 1640s. Related: Disabilities.

Disability implies deprivation or loss of power; inability indicates rather inherent want of power. [Century Dictionary]

updated on August 23, 2018

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Definitions of disability from WordNet

disability (n.)
the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness;
reading disability
Synonyms: disablement / handicap / impairment
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