incompetence
in·com·pe·tence /in-'käm-pə-təns/ n: the state or fact of being incompetent compare competency

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

incompetence
I noun illegitimacy, inadequacy, incapability, incapacity, inefficiency, inexpertness, insufficiency, mismanagement, negligence, undeftness, unendowment, unfitness, unprofessional conduct, unproficiency, unqualified n ess associated concepts: incompetence of counsel, incompetence of representation, incompetent evidence II index abortion (fiasco), disability (physical inability), disqualification (factor that disqualifies), impotence, impuissance, inability, incapacity, inefficacy, insufficiency, invalidity

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


incompetence
1) The inability or lack of qualifications to do something — for example, perform a job duty or testify at a trial.
2) The inability, as determined by a court, to handle one's own personal or financial affairs.
Category: Criminal Law
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • incompetence — Incompetence. s. f. Defaut, manque de competence. L incompetence est notoire, manifeste. je soustiens l incompetence. j ay fait juger l incompetence …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Incompetence — In*com pe*tence, Incompetency In*com pe*tency, n. [Cf. F. incomp[ e]tence.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being incompetent; lack of physical, intellectual, or moral ability; lack of qualifications or training (for a particular task); …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • incompetence — incompetent in‧com‧pe‧tent [ɪnˈkɒmptənt ǁ ˈkɑːm ] adjective not having the skill or ability to do a job properly: • Those who are conspicuously incompetent get the sack. incompetence noun [uncountable] : • He was accused of medical incompetence …   Financial and business terms

  • incompetence — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ gross, rank ▪ sheer, utter ▪ incredible, unbelievable ▪ alleged ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • INCOMPÉTENCE — n. f. T. de Jurisprudence Défaut, manque de compétence. L’incompétence d’un tribunal. L’incompétence est notoire, manifeste. Alléguer, soutenir l’incompétence. Faire juger l’incompétence. Déclaration d’incompétence. Dans le langage ordinaire, il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • incompétence — (in kon pé tan s ) s. f. 1°   Terme de jurisprudence. Manque de compétence. L incompétence d un juge.    Incompétence matérielle, incompétence d un juge qui connaît d une matière attribuée à un autre juge. Incompétence personnelle, incompétence d …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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