Meaning of incompetence

in•com•pe•tence

Pronunciation: (in-kom'pi-tuns), [key]
— n.
  1. the quality or condition of being incompetent; lack of ability.
  2. the condition of lacking power to act with legal effectiveness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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