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Meaning of INCOMPETENCE

Pronunciation:  in'kâmpituns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
  2. [n]  inability of a part or organ to function properly
 

INCOMPETENCE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: incompetency
 
 Antonyms: competence, competency
 
 See Also: disease, hypogonadism, inability, unfitness, valvular incompetence

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*com"pe*tence\, Incompetency \In*com"pe*tency\,
n. [Cf. F. incomp['e]tence.]
1. The quality or state of being incompetent; want of
   physical, intellectual, or moral ability; insufficiency;
   inadequacy; as, the incompetency of a child hard labor, or
   of an idiot for intellectual efforts. ``Some inherent
   incompetency.'' --Gladstone.

2. (Law) Want of competency or legal fitness; incapacity;
   disqualification, as of a person to be heard as a witness,
   or to act as a juror, or of a judge to try a cause.

Syn: Inability; insufficiency; inadequacy; disqualification;
     incapability; unfitness.

 
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