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unfit

(ŭn-fĭt′)
adj.
1. Not in good physical or mental health.
2. Biology Unable to survive or produce viable offspring in a particular environment.
tr.v. un·fitted, un·fitting, un·fits
To cause to be unsuited or unqualified: "Having run for president ... often unfits a man for lesser or more useful subsequent work" (Garry Wills).

un·fit′ly adv.
un·fit′ness n.

unfit

not properly prepared, e.g. physically incapable of performing hard work as in racing, because of lack of training. Said also of food prepared unhygienically.

unfit for human consumption
meat or other food considered by a qualified food inspector to be unsuited for entry into the human food chain because of the presence of disease, immaturity, physical damage, emaciation, edema, contamination by gut contents or unauthorized additives or being meat of another, unauthorized species, or meat that has not undergone approved inspection by health authorities.
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And out of the 11,000 private rented properties, there was a level of unfitness of 15 per cent, with a further 20 per cent in poor repair and requiring action.
The 15-member commission is authorized under Article V, Section 12, Florida Constitution, to investigate complaints against judges whose conduct demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office and recommends disciplinary action to the Supreme Court.
In his petition, Judge Garzon said Spanish justice only recognised mental unfitness, not physical illness or age, as sufficient reason for not standing trial.
Contract award: benefits in professional assessments for reasons of medical unfitness for the staff of the city of toulon.
V, [section]2, Florida Constitution, to investigate complaints against judges whose conduct demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office and recommends disciplinary action to the Supreme Court.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) said it had received 1, 460 allegations of misconduct and unfitness to practise against nurses and midwives during 2003-04.
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice: benefits in professional assessments for reasons of medical unfitness for staff of the city of toulon
The contract is the execution of demolition, masonry and implementation state of unfitness of municipal or other structures on the territory of the town of Vitry buildings.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that any person owning or residing or carrying on business in premises in the vicinity of the premises for which the licence is sought who intends to object to this application must in accordance with paragraph 4 of Schedule 5 to the Order, serve notice of his intention to object upon the applicant and the Chief Clerk not less than one week before the hereinbefore mentioned Magistrates' Court sitting on the grounds of either failure to comply with the correct procedure and/or the unfitness of the applicant and/or the business or the ancillary business carried on in the said premises under the licence having been discontinued.
It was such a big deal that the court has removed 58-year-old Judge Sloop from office for "conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary demonstrating a present unfitness to hold office.
Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission: Two attorneys to serve six-year terms expiring December 31, 2012, on the 15-member commission authorized under Article V, Section 12, Florida Constitution, to investigate complaints against judges whose conduct demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office and could recommend disciplinary action to the Supreme Court.
The permissible grounds of objection are such as are specified in Article 7(4)(a) to (e)(i) of the Licensing Order, namely, failure to comply with the correct procedure, unfitness of applicant, unsuitability of premises and that the number of licensed premises of that kind in the vicinity is or will be adequate.