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eligible (adjective), more eligible, most eligible
1. A reference to those who are entitled or qualified to do, to be, or to get something: Jack and Jill were an eligible couple for marriage even though they were teenagers.
2. Pertaining to someone who, or something that, meets a set of requirements: Because Jackie has turned 18 this year, she is now eligible to vote in the upcoming election.
Relating to a legal or qualified person; especially, for marriage.
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This entry is located in the following unit: legi-, -leg-, -ligi-, -lig-, -lect-, -lectic, -lection (page 3)
eligible, illegible, ineligible, legible
eligible (EL i juh b'l) (adjective)
Qualified, entitled: Maria is eligible for a secretarial position.
illegible (i LEJ uh b'l) (adjective)
Unreadable: Many people write so carelessly that their writing is illegible.
ineligible (in EL i juh buhl) (adjective)
Descriptive of someone who is neither qualified nor permitted to participate: Because of his low grades, Gary was ineligible for playing on the baseball team.
legible (LEJ uh b'l) (adjective)
Referring to handwriting that is clear and can be easily read and understood: The journals were written in a legible hand by the secretary.

Who would be the most eligible for the new position: The one who had the most legible handwriting but had poor Public Relations skills, or the one who had illegible handwriting but who was great with people?

Finally, it was decided that the person with good handwriting but poor PR skills was ineligible for the position.