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VII. Capacity
(8,580 words)

Volume XI: Torts | Chapter 2 (1980): Liability of One’s Own Act

Completed in April 1974; a few subsequent developments have been taken into account.

Jean Limpens, Robert M. Kruithof, Anne Meinertzhagen-Limpens

193. Introductory remark. – What persons are likely to be partially or completely absolved from liability in tort, because their mental faculties are impaired, or even non-existent?

Although there are innumerable slightly different types, for present purposes it seems to be po…

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Jean Limpens, Robert M. Kruithof and Anne Meinertzhagen-Limpens, “VII. Capacity”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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