disqualification

noun
dis·​qual·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ (ˌ)dis-ˌkwä-lə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce disqualification (audio) \

Definition of disqualification

1 : something that disqualifies or incapacitates
2 : the act of disqualifying : the state of being disqualified disqualification from office

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Chastain, who spoke at a news conference after his apparent victory, could not be located for comment after his disqualification was announced. CBS News, "NASCAR overturns first victory since 1960 after truck fails post-race inspection," 16 June 2019 Chastain, who spoke at a news conference after his apparent victory, could not be located for comment after his disqualification was announced. Luke Meredith, chicagotribune.com, "NASCAR overturns victory for first time since 1960," 16 June 2019 Two weeks ago at the Kentucky Derby, apparent winner Maximum Security was disqualified for interfering with War of Will, and Country House elevated to first in the only on-track disqualification in the race’s 145-year history. Stephen Whyno, The Seattle Times, "War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse," 19 May 2019 Senegalese voters cast their ballots on Sunday in a presidential election that has been tainted by violence and the disqualification of opposition candidates, testing one of Africa’s most established democracies. Nicholas Bariyo, WSJ, "Senegal Votes After Campaign That Saw Disqualification of Opposition Candidates," 24 Feb. 2019 The call for disqualification centers on two emails Greer received via Councilman Jeff Herdman’s city account related to a complaint Greer filed in April on behalf of Newport resident Martha Peyton. Hillary Davis, latimes.com, "Lawyer suing Newport calls city's effort to get him ousted from the case 'hysterical'," 13 June 2018 As part of the Car Wash probe, Mr. Moro sentenced the party’s founder and former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to jail for corruption last year, leading to his disqualification from the election. Samantha Pearson And Luciana Magalhaes, WSJ, "Brazil’s New Leader Picks Anticorruption Judge as Justice Minister," 1 Nov. 2018 And the regulations are quite clear: that's disqualification. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Formula E ends its season—and an era—in Brooklyn," 18 July 2018 With Jamaica's disqualification confirmed again, the gold medals will go the Trinidad and Tobago team of Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson and Aaron Armstrong. Scooby Axson, SI.com, "CAS Ruling in Olympic Doping Case Takes Usain Bolt's 9th Medal," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of disqualification

circa 1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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disqualification

noun
dis·​qual·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ dis-ˌkwä-lə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce disqualification (audio) \

Legal Definition of disqualification

1 : something that disqualifies or incapacitates
2 : the act of disqualifying : state of being disqualified disqualification of a juror for bias

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