Incompetence

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Definition: Incompetence


Quick Summary of Incompetence


Inability to do something successfully; ineptitude.




What is the dictionary definition of Incompetence?

Dictionary Definition


The inability, as determined by a court, to handle one’s own personal or financial affairs. A court may declare that a person is incompetent after a hearing at which the person is present and/or represented by an attorney. A finding of incompetence may lead to the appointment of a conservator to manage the person’s affairs. Also known as “incompetency.”


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Incompetence are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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