Pronunciation: in-kom'pe-tens, in-kom'pe-ten-se
- 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]
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