ineligible Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ineligible" in British English

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ineligibleadjective

uk   us   /ɪˈnel.ɪ.dʒə.bl̩/
not ​allowed to do or have something, ​according to ​particularrules: He was declared ineligible for the ​competition because he ​worked for the ​company that ​ran it. Many ​peoplebecame ineligible toreceiveaid because ​theirearnings were above the new ​limit.
ineligibility
noun [U] uk   /ɪˌnel.ɪ.dʒəˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
(Definition of ineligible from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ineligible" in American English

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ineligibleadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪnˈel·ɪ·dʒə·bəl/
not ​allowed by the ​rules: [+ to infinitive] After ​serving two ​terms, the ​president was ineligible to ​run again.
(Definition of ineligible from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ineligible" in Business English

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ineligibleadjective

uk   us   /ɪˈnelɪdʒəbl/
not ​allowed to do or receive something because you do not ​meetcertainconditions: The ​state has made a ​reasonableeffort to ​helppurge ineligible ​voters from ​election rolls.ineligible to do sth His ​weakcredit and ​lowincome make him ineligible to refinance his ​loan.ineligible for sth The Pensions ​Office tells me we are ineligible for a ​jointpension.
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ineligibility
noun [U] /ɪˌnelɪdʒəˈbɪlɪti/  us /-tIi/
All ​publicrecords conclusively ​establish his ineligibility to be a ​candidate for ​office.
(Definition of ineligible from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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