incompetence

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incompetence

[in′käm·pəd·əns]
(forensic science)
Inability to function within the law, as the incompetence of an individual to drive when under the influence of alcohol.
(medicine)
Insufficiency or inadequacy in performing natural functions.
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The Florida Supreme Court first set forth the standard for determining mental incompetence in a contract matter in Waterman v.
Physicians should see their function as educational, guiding patients to pertinent information (bearin in mind their health status) and asking appropriate questions regarding issues raised in circumstances of life-threatening illness and mental incompetence.
Statistics and facts show it is the psychiatric drugs themselves that can create the very violence or mental incompetence they were prescribed to treat.
While alive, she was dogged by charges of plagiarism and, in later years, mental incompetence.
KITAKYUSHU, Japan - Lawyers for a death-row prisoner convicted in a 1990 murder case in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, have filed for a retrial, citing a new psychiatric examination of mental incompetence, the lawyers said Monday.
The morning after their president was ousted on the ground of mental incompetence, Ecuadoreans awoke to a more dizzying spectacle, finding not one but three people claiming to be president.