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ineligible

[in-el-i-juh-buh l] /ɪnˈɛl ɪ dʒə bəl/
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
1760-1770
1760-70; in-3 + eligible
Related forms
ineligibility, ineligibleness, noun
ineligibly, adverb
Synonyms
1. disqualified, unsuitable.
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British Dictionary definitions for ineligibility

ineligible

/ɪnˈɛlɪdʒəbəl/
adjective
1.
often foll by for or an infinitive. not fit or qualified ineligible for a grant, ineligible to vote
noun
2.
an ineligible person
Derived Forms
ineligibility, ineligibleness, noun
ineligibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ineligibility
ineligible
1770, from in- "not" + eligible (q.v.).
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