ineligibility

ineligible

[in-el-i-juh-buhl]
adjective
1.
not eligible; not permitted or suitable: Employees are ineligible in this contest.
2.
legally disqualified to hold an office.
3.
legally disqualified to function as a juror, voter, witness, etc., or to become the recipient of a privilege.
noun
4.
a person who is ineligible, as a suitor or team member.

Origin:
1760–70; in-3 + eligible

ineligibility, ineligibleness, noun
ineligibly, adverb


1. disqualified, unsuitable.
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ineligible (ɪnˈɛlɪdʒəbəl)
 
adj (often foll by for or an infinitive)
1.  not fit or qualified: ineligible for a grant; ineligible to vote
 
n
2.  an ineligible person
 
ineligi'bility
 
n
 
in'eligibleness
 
n
 
in'eligibly
 
adv

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ineligible
1770, from in- "not" + eligible (q.v.).
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