incompetent


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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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In determining whether a party was mentally incompetent at the time of a transaction, a trial court is entitled to consider actions and conversations at the time of the transaction, as well as at other times, so long as they are not too remote in time to the subject transaction.
When the resident was incompetent in the legal sense or physically or mentally unable to give informed consent, permission from, respectively, the legal guardian or the nearest responsible relative replaced the resident's informed consent.
On the fear of appearing incompetent scale the females had a mean score of 18.
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Voters see a bunch of silver spoon incompetents mis-ruling Britain.
I thought that the committee and the union representatives exposed Kraft as a bunch of untrustworthy incompetents - what a shame that its chief executive Irene Rosenfield who masterminded the deal couldn't appear let alone have the courtesy to appear in the House of Commons.
In a communiquAe with Chief Justices of all High Courts, CJI Balakrishnan said: "with a view to provide that a judicial officer who is unfit, ineffective, incompetent or has doubtful integrity may be retired from service even before his continued utility is assessed in terms of directions of the Supreme Court in All India Judges Association case.
Do we want an incompetent Gordon Brown in charge of Wales or David "sound bite" Cameron in 2010?
The physician group that was caring for her considered the possibility of an incompetent cervix and requested--but never received--her prior medical records.
The characters on both shows are roundly incompetent, as is the execution of both series.
Disgraced agency worker Joyce Aburime, 39, was so incompetent it was left to the tot's desperate mother to try to resuscitate her tiny daughter - but tragically it was already too late to save her.
After 45 days, if the individual had not experienced a significant clinical improvement and remained incompetent, the court could order treatment without regard to the DPOA.