Definition of disqualify
1 : to deprive of the required qualities, properties, or conditions : make unfit
2 : to deprive of a power, right, or privilege
3 : to make ineligible for a prize or for further competition because of violations of the rules
Examples of disqualify in a Sentence
His poor eyesight disqualified him from becoming a pilot.
Recent Examples of disqualify from the Web
In Friday's session, Torian anchored the team of Chance Singleton, Christian McDowell and Demetrius Jones to second place in the 4x200 relay in 1:29.58 only to be disqualified for a lane infraction.
Last year, Walsh filed a motion to disqualify Judge Marx in part because her husband, Circuit Judge Joseph Marx, presided over Horwitz’s first trial.
However, in many cases a history of gang or extremist activity is disqualifying.
Assistant Prosecutor Garland Byers Jr. filed a motion in 2015 to disqualify the law firm, citing conflicts of interest.
A 2003 rule change led some to believe that runners were deliberately committing a penalty-free first false start to encourage the unfortunate runner who ran the second false start to be disqualified.
Maduro’s government also has disqualified several leading opposition leaders from opposing him in the election next year, including Henrique Capriles, the popular governor of Miranda state whom Maduro defeated in 2013’s presidential race.
Among those disqualified was the former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
My feeling is that if being fictional isn’t going to disqualify them, why should anything else? 10.
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First Known Use of disqualify
DISQUALIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disqualify for English Language Learners
: to stop or prevent (someone) from doing, having, or being a part of something
DISQUALIFY Defined for Kids
Definition of disqualify for Students
: to make or declare not fit to have, do, or take part in The judges disqualified the runner from the race.
Legal Definition of disqualify
1 : to deprive of the required qualities, properties, or conditions a financial interest in the case that disqualified the judge
2 : to deprive of a right or privilege especially after a hearing misconduct that disqualified the employee from receiving unemployment benefits
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