in·com·pe·tence /in-'käm-pə-təns/ n: the state or fact of being incompetent compare competency
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
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
abortion (fiasco), disability (physical inability), disqualification (factor that disqualifies), impotence, impuissance, inability, incapacity, inefficacy, insufficiency, invalidity
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
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 LawCategory: Representing Yourself in CourtCategory: Small Claims Court & LawsuitsCategory: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Wills & Medical Powers of AttorneyCategory: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Financial Powers of AttorneyCategory: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.