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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Word Origin & History

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