disqualification

noun

dis·​qual·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion (ˌ)dis-ˌkwä-lə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce disqualification (audio)
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 On January 30, the ISU announced the reordering of the teams in the event following Valieva’s disqualification, with the US, Japan and the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) winning the Olympic medals in the event, in that order – dropping the ROC from gold to bronze. Jill Martin, CNN, 9 Feb. 2024 The Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday about Donald Trump’s possible disqualification from the Presidency as an insurrectionist, based on his conduct around January 6, 2021. Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker, 9 Feb. 2024 That’s important, because Congress could vote before Inauguration Day to lift the disqualification. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 Congress can remove this disqualification with a two-thirds vote, per Section 3, and did so for Civil War veterans in a few cases. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Feb. 2024 The International Skating Union requested a two-year ban and disqualification. Chicago Tribune, 29 Jan. 2024 Valieva’s disqualification from her first-place finish in the women’s singles competition of the 2022 European Figure Skating Championship also vacated her gold medal to compatriot Anna Shcherbakova. Homero De La Fuente, CNN, 30 Jan. 2024 Days after Joy’s disqualification, two more transgender women running for state office were told that their forms were also under review. Anumita Kaur, Washington Post, 22 Jan. 2024 The filing was on behalf of former Trump campaign official Michael Roman, who is seeking the disqualification of Willis, Wade, and all of the DA’s office from the current and further prosecution of the case. Brady Knox, Washington Examiner, 9 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

disqualification

noun
dis·​qual·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion (ˌ)dis-ˌkwäl-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce disqualification (audio)
1
: something that disqualifies
2
: the act of disqualifying : the state of being disqualified

Legal Definition

disqualification

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