Definition of INCOMPETENCY


INCOMPETENCY

evidence. The want of legal fitness, or ability
in a witness to be heard as such on the trial of a cause.

2. The objections to the competency (q. v.) of a witness are
four-fold. The first ground is the want of understanding; a second
is defect of religious principles; a third arises from the
conviction of certain crimes, or infamy of character; the fourth is
on account of interest. (q. v.) 1 Phil. Ev. 15.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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