Since the U.S. president must be born in the U.S., a foreigner who was born in Spain is an example of someone who is ineligible to run for president.
- not legally or morally qualified
- not fit to be chosen
- not suitable
Origin of ineligibleMedieval Latin ineligibilis
- Disqualified by law, rule, or provision: ineligible to run for office; ineligible for health benefits.
- Unworthy of being chosen; unfit: considered her ineligible for the job.
(comparative more ineligible, superlative most ineligible)
- Not eligible.
From French inéligible