Definition of incompetency:
- The quality or state of being incompetent; want of physical, intellectual, or moral ability; insufficiency; inadequacy; as, the incompetency of a child hard labor, or of an idiot for intellectual efforts.
- Want of competency or legal fitness; incapacity; disqualification, as of a person to be heard as a witness, or to act as a juror, or of a judge to try a cause.
- "An Old Sailor's Yarns", Nathaniel Ames.
- "The Boys' Life of Mark Twain", Albert Bigelow Paine.
In the first place, no one now works in Russia; the population will be in want of food and will not have any great surplus to export; and it will be a long time before Germany can draw any material help from the Steppes of incompetency.- "Face to Face with Kaiserism", James W. Gerard.