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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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24 specialists did not received certificates due to incompetence. 74 certificates were prolonged due to end of the period.
I hope therefore that devolution will bring us greater autonomy over our decisions on transport and free us from the incompetence of Mr Grayling once and for all.
New Delhi [India], Jan 20 ( ANI ): Rahul Gandhi on Sunday vowed that within 100 days, all unemployed youth, oppressed farmers and other neglected people will be freed from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government's "tyranny and incompetence."
Ologondiyan, said the admission was a clear display of incompetence, adding: 'It is unfortunate that the Presidency will always resort to peddling falsehood as a cover for its failures.
It's clearer by the day that the SNP are the party to stand up for Scotland against the incompetence of Labour and the Tories.
Acute mitral incompetence in patients with cardiogenic shock has an observed mortality of 55%, which is marginally improved to 39% in patients selected for emergency surgery.
First we had Cardiff council's decision to write off more than PS4m worth of debt owed to the taxpayers; now there is the sheer incompetence of the Welsh Government selling land at a knockdown price, and the land being sold on for over a 200% profit.
The lack of forethought makes me feel as if some people should be losing their jobs such is the incompetence demonstrated.
None of which prevents his detractors from deploring Obama's incompetence and recoiling in horror at the mere mention of the stench of racism.
Global Banking News-February 24, 2014--Barclays accused of incompetence
Although there are various procedures for dealing with incompetent teachers, in Taiwan there has not been any systematic discussion about either the approaches used for dealing with incompetence or the effectiveness of these.
ISLAMABAD -- The incompetence and corrupt practices of officials in every public sector organization are not a new thing now for most of the people, but still some type of corrupt practices amaze everyone leaving them to think how much they want to damage the national exchequer.