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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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Examples from the web for ineligible
  • Colleges with excessive default rates may become ineligible for federal student aid programs.
  • She was told that she was ineligible because she had failed to meet the published deadline.
  • Other works restored were previously ineligible for protection.
  • Levy then tried to determine how old a lady has to be before she's considered ineligible for zapping.
  • Thus is was ineligible for funds and students shied away.
  • If that's the problem, the simplest solution is not the get rid of immigrants, but to make them ineligible for benefits.
  • As someone else noted, failure to register makes you ineligible for federal financial aid for higher education.
  • People with criminal records and those in violation of immigration laws are ineligible.
  • And many have been ineligible for rehousing, usually because of a criminal conviction.
  • For instance, one obvious reform is to make all freshmen ineligible for athletics, as they were until three decades ago.
British Dictionary definitions for ineligible

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 ineligible
adj.

1770, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + eligible.

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