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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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 In 1972, after the 1-Y classification was abolished, his status changed to 4-F, a permanent disqualification. Steve Eder, The Seattle Times, "Did a Queens podiatrist help Donald Trump avoid Vietnam?," 26 Dec. 2018 On Friday, Walker said that celibacy is not a disqualification for pastor but that ‘‘there are some members who had some issues reaching out to Conroy. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Paul Ryan ousted the House chaplain, and lawmakers want to know why," 27 Apr. 2018 This is hardly a disqualification for the office of district attorney. Brian Chasnoff, San Antonio Express-News, "LaHood solicited clients accused of ‘any sexual offense’," 31 Jan. 2018 But in the 77thminute, Sounders center back Chad Marshall upended Sporting Kansas City forward Johnny Russell on a play ultimately sent to video review and ending in a red card disqualification for a dangerous foul. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Inside the referees’ locker room: Hearing directly from officiating crew about Saturday’s controversial red card on Sounders defender Chad Marshall," 4 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of disqualification

circa 1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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