Definition of ineligible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈelɪdʒəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈelɪdʒəbl//
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not having the necessary qualifications to have or to do something ineligible (for something) ineligible for financial assistance The new rules have made thousands more people ineligible for legal aid. ineligible (to do something) ineligible to vote opposite eligible Word Originlate 18th cent.: from in- ‘not’ + eligible.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ineligible