Definitions

able-bodied sailor

Able-bodied

[ey-buhl-bod-eed]
Able-bodied refers, in law, to an individual's physical capacity for gainful employment or military service, and it is in this sense that the term is also used regarding eligibility for payment of child support or alimony.

The term is also used by disability rights activists and their supporters to refer to those who function "normally" in society and do not have an outward physical disability. It is often noted by these activists that "able-bodied" is, for each individual who is able-bodied, always temporary.

See also

Search another word or see able-bodied sailoron Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;