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incompetent

Legally not able to make decisions, enter into contracts, or execute wills.This may be a result of a permanent mental impairment, as when one is declared non compos mentis or incompetent, or it may be for temporary reasons, such as a minor child's inability to make binding contracts.

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A hearing on December 3 will determine whether she will be the first teacher in Scotland to be struck off for incompetence.
Certain large accountancy firms seem to have shown an incredible degree of incompetence andblatant fraud in their dealings recently.
Give me a day to root out this management incompetence and after I have given them and their next of kin a one-way ticket to a Siberian salt mine, I will pay the ambulance crews for their meal breaks, as should have been done already.
Lying and incompetence will not cease overnight, but it will be much harder to get away with it once this conspiracy of silence is lifted.
North Sea oil and gas money was meant to regenerate Britain, instead it was squandered by Tory incompetence at least Howard got that right.
But a party source dismissed the charge of incompetence saying the regional executive had chosen the best people for the job.
Just months after the Portlaoise breast cancer outrage, thousands more patients have been put at risk because of HSE incompetence.
FOR all the examples of failure and incompetence that it documents, the 9-11 commission's final report includes one shining story of heroism: The sacrifice of the passengers and crew who kept Flight 93 from crashing into the White House or the Capitol.
Come here and witness the most astonishing level of incompetence of almost any government in the democratic world.
The Penthouse article alleges that millions of dollars raised from small contributors were squandered as Buchanan's campaign-related organizations left a trail of repeated tax delinquencies, unpaid vendors and a laundry list of "immoral behavior" and other "self-dealing and incompetence.
The loss of half the country's bank details by tax staff was the first sign of incompetence in the public sector.
Whether through arrogance or optimism, incompetence or naivete, few Americans - even those paid to anticipate such things - ever imagined the country being attacked in this way.