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's disqualification was the first of its kind under NASCAR's new zero-tolerance policy regarding failed inspections. Jenna Fryer, orlandosentinel.com, "Ross Chastain leads Daytona Xfinity sweep for Kaulig Racing," 6 July 2019 The disqualification was a result of political correctness gone too far. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Two Truths and a Lie: Looking back at a crazy 2019 Triple Crown ahead of the Belmont," 6 June 2019 The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit over Maximum Security's Kentucky Derby disqualification. Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal, "Morning Coffee: Another former Bellarmine basketball star is headed to Germany," 11 June 2019 This would be based not primarily on criminal history or mental health disqualifications already enshrined in law, but rather over allegations that the person is likely to harm themselves or others. Jason Hanna, CNN, "Laws that remove firearms from those considered a safety risk reduce gun-related suicides, study finds," 5 June 2018 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

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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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