Pronunciation: in-kom′pe-tens, in-kom′pĕ-ten-sē
- The quality of being incompetent or incapable of performing the allotted function, especially failure of cardiac or venous valves to close completely.
- In forensic psychiatry, the inability to distinguish right from wrong or to manage one's affairs.
[L. in-, neg. + com-peto, strive after together]