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noun (abilit, ies)
  1. The quality or state of being able; power to perform, whether physical, moral, intellectual, conventional, or legal; capacity; skill or competence in doing; sufficiency of strength, skill, resources, etc.; -- in the plural, faculty, talent.
  • Then the disciples, every man according to his , determined to send relief unto the brethren - Acts 11:29
  • Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study - Bacon
  • The public men of England, with much of a peculiar kind of - Macaulay
    1. Considerable proficiency; natural capability.
  • Translations: 
    • Dutch: vaardigheid, vermogen
    • French: abilité , pouvoir
    • German: Fí¤higkeit
    • Italian: abilití 
    • Spanish: habilidad
    Etymology: From ableté (French habileté, earlier spelling habilité with silent h), from habilitas aptitude, ability, from habilis apparently. See able.

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