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able ( adj )

1 :possessed of needed powers or of needed resources to accomplish an objective [⁓ to perform under the contract]

2 :having freedom from restriction or obligation or from conditions preventing an action [⁓ to vote]

3 :legally qualified

:possessed of legal competence [⁓ to inherit property]

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