Ineligible In*el"i*gi*ble, a. [Pref. in- not + eligible: cf. F. in['e]ligible.] Not eligible; not qualified to be chosen (for an office, post, position); not worthy to be chosen or preferred; not expedient or desirable. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

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  • inéligible — [ ineliʒibl ] adj. • av. 1723; de 1. in et éligible ♦ Qui n est pas éligible. Candidat inéligible. ● inéligible adjectif Qui ne peut être élu. inéligible adj. Qui ne peut être élu. ⇒INÉLIGIBLE, adj. Qui ne remplit pas les conditions requises pour …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ineligible — UK US /ɪˈnelɪdʒəbl/ adjective ► not allowed to do or receive something because you do not meet certain conditions: »The state has made a reasonable effort to help purge ineligible voters from election rolls. ineligible to do sth »His weak credit… …   Financial and business terms

  • ineligible — I adjective cast out, disallowed, disapproved, disentitled, disqualified, eliminated, excluded, expelled, improper, inadmissible, inappropriate, inapt, inopportunus, kept out, not considered, not eligible, objectionable, out of the question,… …   Law dictionary

  • ineligible — [in el′i jə bəl] adj. [ML ineligibilis] not eligible; not legally or morally qualified; not fit to be chosen; not suitable n. an ineligible person ineligibility n. ineligibly adv …   English World dictionary

  • ineligible — (adj.) 1770, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + ELIGIBLE (Cf. eligible) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ineligible — [adj] not qualified disqualified, inappropriate, incompetent, objectionable, ruled out, unacceptable, unavailable, undesirable, unequipped, unfit, unqualified, unsuitable; concepts 402,558 Ant. acceptable, eligible, equipped, qualified, suitable …   New thesaurus

  • ineligible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not eligible. DERIVATIVES ineligibility noun ineligibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • ineligible — adj. 1) ineligible for 2) ineligible to + inf. (she is still ineligible to vote) * * * [ɪn elɪdʒəb(ə)l] ineligible for ineligible to + inf. (she is still ineligible to vote) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ineligible — in|el|i|gi|ble [ınˈelıdʒıbəl] adj not allowed to have or do something because of a law or rule ≠ ↑eligible ineligible for ▪ Temporary workers are ineligible for the pension scheme. ineligible to do sth ▪ People under 18 are ineligible to vote.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ineligible — adjective Etymology: French inéligible, from in + éligible eligible Date: 1770 not eligible: as a. not qualified for an office or position b. not permitted under football rules to catch a forward pass < an ineligible receiver > • ineligibility… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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