Incompetency



[in-kom-pi-tuh ns] /ɪnˈkɒm pɪ təns/

noun
1.
the quality or condition of being ; lack of ability.
2.
Law. the condition of lacking power to act with legal effectiveness.
n.

1610s; see incompetence.
n.

1660s, “inadequacy;” 1716, “want of skill,” from French incompétence (mid-16c.), from in- “not, opposite of, without” (see in- (1)) + compétence (see competence). Native formation incompetency (from incompetent + -cy) is attested from 1610s.

incompetence in·com·pe·tence (ĭn-kŏm’pĭ-təns) or in·com·pe·ten·cy (-tən-sē)
n.

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