Dis*a"ble (?), a.

Lacking ability; unable.

[Obs.] "Our disable and unactive force."

Daniel.

 

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Dis*a"ble .]

1.

To render unable or incapable; to destroy the force, vigor, or power of action of; to deprive of competent physical or intellectual power; to incapacitate; to disqualify; to make incompetent or unfit for service; to impair.

A Christian's life is a perpetual exercise, a wrestling and warfare, for which sensual pleasure disables him. Jer. Taylor.

And had performed it, if my known offense Had not disabled me. Milton.

I have disabled mine estate. Shak.

2. Law

To deprive of legal right or qualification; to render legally incapable.

An attainder of the ancestor corrupts the blood, and disables his children to inherit. Blackstone.

3.

To deprive of that which gives value or estimation; to declare lacking in competency; to disparage; to undervalue.

[Obs.] "He disabled my judgment."

Shak.

Syn. -- To weaken; unfit; disqualify; incapacitate.

 

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