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incompetent

 [in-kom´pĕ-tent]
1. not able to function properly.
2. a person who is unable to perform the required functions of everyday living.
3. a person determined by the courts to be unable to manage his own affairs.

incompetent

adjective 
1. Referring to an inability to perform a task or function.
2. Referring to a valve or other structure that is incapable of closing properly.
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The first, largely supported by the Right to Die Movement, recommends that life-terminating actions for incompetent patients be legally recognized in any of three situations.
That is, a person is sued and then defends the suit claiming that he or she was incompetent to enter into the transaction.
The court's role in decision making involving incompetent refusals of life-sustaining care and psychiatric medications.
Altogether 50 staff members, nursing 29 competent and 21 incompetent residents, were interviewed.
Precisely the objectives are: (i) To study the sex differences on motive to avoid success and fear of appearing incompetent; (ii) to study the relationship between the projective measure of motive to avoid success and fear of appearing incompetent, in males and females; and (iii) to study the usefulness of the new measure of motive to avoid success as proposed by Homer, Tresemer, Berens, and Watson (1973).
A living will, signed by an individual and a witness, can give direction about treatments to administer or withhold if you are incompetent and about termination of life support.
Persons writing in the grip of irrational loathing always betray themselves through their promiscuous use of adjectives, and what a crop we have here - "senseless," "pornographic," "tasteless," "sinister," "incompetent," "childish," "ugly," "wretched." The only significant entry in the lexicon of art abuse that seems to be missing is "degenerate," though it is certainly implied.
As the report puts it: "Is government inherently incompetent? Absolutely not!"
Bridges and his associates at Stanford conducted three research studies to determine how California districts identify and respond to incompetent teachers.
A committee generally is appointed by the court to oversee the person and property of someone who has been judicially declared incompetent. A conservator or guardian generally is appointed by the court to oversee the property of an individual deemed to have suffered a substantial impairment in ability to manage his or her own affairs.
FDA must take stronger action to weed out incompetent or dishonest researchers, say Martin F.
Reacting to hike in prices of petroleum products on Saturday she said eversicne vote stealer and inefficient and incompetent government stands imposed on people , a bad news is received every day.