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ineligible

adjective     /ɪˈnel.ɪ.dʒə.bl̩/
not allowed to do or have something, according to particular rules: He was declared ineligible for the competition because he worked for the company that ran it. Many people became ineligible to receive state aid because their earnings were above the new limit.Unsuitable and unacceptable ineligibility     /ɪˌnel.ɪ.dʒəˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-t̬i/ noun [U] Unsuitable and unacceptable
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