in·com·pe·ten·cy /in-'käm-pə-tən-sē/ n: incompetence

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

index abortion (fiasco), disability (physical inability), disqualification (factor that disqualifies), impotence, inability, incapacity, inefficacy, maladministration

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The state of being incompetent.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Financial Powers of Attorney
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Wills & Medical Powers of Attorney
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1 Absence of legal capacity to perform certain acts, such as testifying at a trial.
2 Absence of the legal capacity to understand the charges against one and to participate in one's own trial.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

The lack of ability, knowledge, legal qualification, or fitness to discharge a required duty or professional obligation.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

The lack of ability, knowledge, legal qualification, or fitness to discharge a required duty or professional obligation.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   the condition of lacking the ability to handle one's affairs due to mental or physical incapacity. Before a condition of incompetency is officially declared by a court, a hearing must be held with the person who is involved interviewed by a court investigator; the person must be present and/or represented by an attorney.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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