La palabra del día: Capacidad

Feminine noun. In Legal Spanish, capacidad has two different meanings.
1.Capacidad jurídica/legal: Legal aptitude to be subject of rights and obligations. E.g.: La Academia tiene capacidad legal para comprar bienes y propiedades, incurrir en obligaciones y llevar a cabo…: The Academy is legally entitled to purchase assets and properties, incur obligations and carry out operations…
2.Capacidad de obrar: Ability to personally exercise a right and the fulfilment of an obligation. E.g.: Todos los ciudadanos de la República que hayan cumplido los 18 años y tengan capacidad de obrar y domicilio permanente en el distrito electoral o municipio: Every national of the Republic, who has reached 18 years of age and has a capacity to contract, and who has a permanent place of residence in an electoral district.
Of course, capacidad also means capacity when we speak about a volume. dc