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1. Disqualified by law, rule, or provision: ineligible to run for office; ineligible for health benefits.
2. Unworthy of being chosen; unfit: considered her ineligible for the job.
One that is not eligible.

in·el′i·gi·bil′i·ty n.
in·el′i·gi·bly adv.
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Noun1.ineligibility - the quality or state of being ineligible
qualification, making - an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something; "her qualifications for the job are excellent"; "one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree"; "she has the makings of fine musician"
uninsurability - the quality of being uninsurable; the conditions under which an insurance company will refuse to issue insurance to an applicant (based on standards set by the insurance company)
eligibility - the quality or state of being eligible; "eligibility of a candidate for office"; "eligibility for a loan"
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n (for benefits, grant) → Nichtberechtigtsein nt; (for election) → Unwählbarkeit f; (for job, office, as husband) → mangelnde Eignung, Untauglichkeit f
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(inˈelidʒəbl) adjective
not eligible. Children under eighteen years of age are ineligible to vote in elections.
inˌeligiˈbility noun
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