from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Disqualified by law, rule, or provision: ineligible to run for office; ineligible for health benefits.
- adj. Unworthy of being chosen; unfit: considered her ineligible for the job.
- n. One that is not eligible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not eligible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not eligible; not qualified to be chosen (for an office, post, position); not worthy to be chosen or preferred; not expedient or desirable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not eligible, in general; unworthy of choice; unsuitable; inexpedient: as, an ineligible site for a building.
- Specifically, not eligible to a specified office or post of honor; legally or otherwise disqualified.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. prohibited by official rules
- adj. not eligible
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If that is true he was ineligible from the git-go.
Or that that same boy who flunked out of school – who was labelled ineligible for university – would be asked to lecture at Yale this October?
A Washington state Supreme Court decision in 2006 forced the Boy Scouts of America to open up its entire collection of perversion files, formally known as the "ineligible volunteer list," to a legal team representing two brothers abused by their scout leader.
The so-called "ineligible patients" are those from countries not listed among the nine nations with which Australia has reciprocal healthcare agreements allowing costs to be recovered.
For qualified borrowers who are already identified as ineligible for a permanent
Twenty-eight persons have been nominated for the position of Vice Chairman, one of whom has been classified as ineligible to be a candidate.
• DFAS employees fired after security review: They were terminated or indefinitely suspended after they were found "ineligible" to meet security requirements of the job.
Instead, conservatives claim, the law says homosexuals are "ineligible" to serve, whether open or not.
Responding in the government's court filing, Col. Vargo claimed that Zuhair's "history of disciplinary infractions" -- 80 in the last four months, apparently -- made him "ineligible" for Camp 4, and added, as the Associated Press described it, that "agreeing to transfer him would create a 'very real risk' that other prisoners will seek similar deals."
Having paid in tens (hundreds?) of thousands to FICA and corporate health insurers during my decades as a senior executive, I am now "ineligible" for any coverage in the US.
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