Meaning of “ineligible” in the English Dictionary

"ineligible" in British English

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ineligibleadjective

uk /ɪˈnel.ɪ.dʒə.bəl/ us /ˌɪnˈel.ɪ.dʒə.bəl/

(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 /ɪˈnelɪdʒəbl/ us

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 and low income make him ineligible to refinance his loan.
ineligible for sth The Pensions Office tells me we are ineligible for a joint pension.
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ineligibility
noun [ U ] /ɪˌnelɪdʒəˈbɪlɪti/ /-tIi/

All public records conclusively establish his ineligibility to be a candidate for office.

(Definition of “ineligible” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)