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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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Outside, the SNP leader Alex Salmond attacks a "bunch of incompetent Lord Snootys".
(Post March 18) Apparently Kraft are so incompetent that despite launching a multi-billion pound deal for Cadbury, they failed to notice that Cadbury had a 'secret' plan to invest pounds 100million in Poland.
One thing is certain, no future government of Wales could ever be as incompetent as that.
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The GTC want to be given extra powers to deal with incompetents teachers, and to ensure that teachers maintain their skills level during their careers.
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And, it correctly notes, it is not the one hiring incompetents. The impossible-to-fire syndrome is only true for "administrators who are either too arrogant or too incompetent to follow a simple due-process procedure," says Whitney Young Magnet School union delegate Robert Mijou.