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

Examples of disqualification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In November, all of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers resigned en masse after Beijing passed a resolution that led to the disqualification of four of its camp, leaving a largely pro-Beijing legislature. NBC News, "Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy figures, including U.S. lawyer, arrested," 6 Jan. 2021 Hong Kong’s legislature is now bereft of opposition members after pro-democracy lawmakers resigned en masse last month to protest the disqualification of four colleagues. David Pierson, Los Angeles Times, "China freezes pastor’s bank account in Hong Kong clampdown," 16 Dec. 2020 Arnon Nampa, one of the key protest leaders, said last month that Prayuth’s disqualification could be the first sign of a compromise from the establishment. Randy Thanthong-knight, Bloomberg.com, "Thai Court Ruling Could See Premier Ousted Amid Protests," 1 Dec. 2020 Other legal experts have noted that this reading would make the disqualification power toothless. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Trump’s Final Defense of His Presidency May Be His Most Deranged," 8 Feb. 2021 Djokovic's disqualification ended his 29-match winning streak and his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title. Cesar Brioso, USA TODAY, "Novak Djokovic admits he deserved to be DQ'd from US Open: 'The rules are clear'," 15 Sep. 2020 The Constitution specifies that disqualification from office can be a punishment for an impeachment conviction. Eric Tucker And Mary Clare Jalonick, Star Tribune, "Dems: Trump aimed 'loaded cannon' of supporters at Capitol," 2 Feb. 2021 The Constitution specifies that disqualification from office can be a punishment for an impeachment conviction. Eric Tucker, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump aimed ‘loaded cannon’ of supporters at Capitol in ‘betrayal of historic proportions,’ Democrats charge," 2 Feb. 2021 That was the violation that led to disqualification for Camilo Villegas from this tournament 10 years ago on the 15th hole. Dallas News, "Ryan Palmer, Harris English tied for the lead at Tournament of Champions," 10 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of disqualification

circa 1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of disqualification was circa 1714

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“Disqualification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disqualification. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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