mental capacity
index apprehension (perception), competence (sanity), comprehension, intellect, intelligence (intellect), reason (sound judgment)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

mental capacity
A person’s ability to understand what he or she is doing or the effects that other people’s actions will have on him or her; see also capacity

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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