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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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