noun (abilit, ies)
- 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
- Considerable proficiency; natural capability.
Etymology: From ableté (French habileté, earlier spelling habilité with silent h), from habilitas aptitude, ability, from habilis apparently. See able.
- Dutch: vaardigheid, vermogen
- French: abilité , pouvoir
- German: Fí¤higkeit
- Italian: abilití
- Spanish: habilidad
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