incompetency


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in·com·pe·tence

, incompetency (in-kom'pe-tens, in-kom'pĕ-ten-sē),
1. The quality of being incompetent or incapable of performing the allotted function, especially failure of cardiac or venous valves to close completely.
2. In forensic psychiatry, the inability to distinguish right from wrong or to manage one's affairs.
[L. in-, neg. + com-peto, strive after together]

incompetency

[inkomp′ətənsē]
legal status of a person declared to be unable to provide for his or her own needs and protection proved in a court hearing.

in·com·pe·tence

, incompetency (in-kom'pĕ-tĕns, -tĕn-sē)
1. The quality of being incompetent or incapable of performing the allotted function, especially failure of cardiac or venous valves to close completely.
Synonym(s): insufficiency (2) .
2. forensic psychiatry The inability to distinguish right from wrong or to manage one's affairs.
3. Inability of the cervix to remain closed and thereby continue pregnancy to term.
[L. in-, neg. + com-peto, strive after together]

in·com·pe·tence

, incompetency (in-kom'pĕ-tĕns, -tĕn-sē)
The quality of being incapable of performing the allotted function, especially failure of cardiac or venous valves to close completely.
[L. in-, neg. + com-peto, strive after together]
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