Definition of doli capax in English:

doli capax

adjective

Law
  • Deemed capable of forming the intent to commit a crime or tort, especially by reason of age (ten years old or older).

    • ‘We object to Option D because the burden of rebutting the presumption of doli capax rests with the defence.’
    • ‘The only question then was whether the boy was doli capax or not.’

Origin

Latin, ‘capable of evil’.

Pronunciation

doli capax

/ˌdɒlɪ ˈkapaks/