incompetency

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in·com·pe·ten·cy

 (ĭn-kŏm′pĭ-tən-sē)
n. pl. in·com·pe·ten·cies
Incompetence.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incompetency - lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualificationsincompetency - lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
inability, unfitness - lacking the power to perform
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incompetency

noun
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Criminal law of the Republic of Serbia declares mental incompetency when an individual is not able to grasp the significance of his/her act or could not control his/her actions due to mental illness, temporary mental disorders, mental retardation or other more serious mental disorders, and such individuals are not subject to penal measures but rather medical measures of safety [35].
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"if it is impracticable by reason of an alien's mental incompetency for the alien to be present at the proceeding," additional safeguards must be provided to protect an alien's rights and privileges.
Will there be a public reassessment by the medical community on the admissible diagnosis of mental illness in accused felons or the medical and persuasive use, for example, of PET scans or other neurological tests to serve psychiatric testimony on behalf of insanity and mental incompetency claims?