• WordNet 3.6
    • n disqualification the act of preventing someone from participating by finding them unqualified
    • n disqualification unfitness that bars you from participation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disqualification That which disqualifies; that which incapacitates or makes unfit; as, conviction of crime is a disqualification of a person for office; sickness is a disqualification for labor. "I must still retain the consciousness of those disqualifications which you have been pleased to overlook."
    • Disqualification The act of disqualifying, or state of being disqualified; want of qualification; incompetency; disability; as, the disqualification of men for holding certain offices.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disqualification The act of disqualifying.
    • n disqualification The state of being disqualified; want of qualification; absence or deprivation of ability, power, or capacity; any disability or incapacity.
    • n disqualification That which disqualifies or incapacitates: as, conviction of crime is a disqualification for public office.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Disqualification state of being disqualified: anything that disqualifies or incapacitates
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In literature:

All the laws of England were adopted by the Act of 1828: thus the disqualification for jurors, in cases capital, was taken away.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
The disqualification, to be sure, was removable in each case by a two-thirds vote of Congress.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
But this certainly was a disqualification never to be redeemed.
"Mary, Mary" by James Stephens
The existing disqualifications, indeed, were upheld by little but the purely obstructive sentiment.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
The plea of disqualification is a popular one.
"Thoughts on Missions" by Sheldon Dibble
If a competitor play from outside the limits of the teeing-ground, the penalty shall be disqualification.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
It is not illiberal to recognize such disqualifications.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
In the present case I, at least, am free from this illogical but damaging disqualification.
"Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860" by George Saintsbury
But, subject to these restrictions and disqualifications, every subject of the realm is eligible of common right.
"Commentaries on the Laws of England" by William Blackstone
Ignorance was not considered a disqualification for ordination.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
There lay all the disqualification.
"Discussion on American Slavery" by George Thompson
Besides other disqualifications, he had necessities which forced him to give up the great career of an independent painter.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Any approach to a ring in the female is a disqualification.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
Unless the judge has overlooked a disqualification (and this rarely happens), none will be found on a bird that has been awarded a prize.
"Our Domestic Birds" by John H. Robinson
Among other disqualifications, he was invariably sick, and could never learn to keep his legs.
"The Cruise of the Frolic" by W.H.G. Kingston
I can't admit that mere residence in the Cape is a disqualification.
"Ghetto Tragedies" by Israel Zangwill
Probably these disqualifications rule out of court the great proportion of the stellar systems.
"Are the Planets Inhabited?" by E. Walter Maunder
Veracity would be a disqualification; if they confined themselves to facts they would not get a hearing.
"The Letters of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce
The political disqualifications which remained only applied to electoral rights.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
Intricacy and minuteness of detail might be a trifling disqualification did they lead to something immediately practical.
"A Logic Of Facts" by George Jacob Holyoake

In news:

But the disqualification was not due to the fight.
But Prairie Seeds head soccer coach and Athletic Director Youssef Darbaki told Sun Newspapers the disqualification was "not fair" and seemed to suggest the league was seeking an excuse to disqualify the team.
After meeting at CAF headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Tuesday, the organization also stipulated that Senegal's disqualification will not prevent then from receiving further sanctions.
Disqualification is the only appropriate remedy, he ruled, rejecting Covington's argument that 3M waived its right to seek disqualification by delaying this challenge.
The father of the 5-year-old boy killed by a bus on the West Coast in August ignored his driving disqualification to go to a cemetery and sit at his son's grave, a court has been told.
Judge Somerville said he was required to impose the disqualification .
CSNBayArea.com first reported the disqualification .
Before you form a lynch mob, let me assure you that my disqualification was due to an honest mistake.
Below is an excerpt of the rule that was broken and caused the disqualification .
My daughter, Valerie, had just arrived from Ohio and was as distraught as I was about the disqualification .
It would have been a two-stroke penalty if his card had not been signed, but because it had the punishment was disqualification .
Any positive test, for any banned substance, comes with the appropriate consequences and we absolutely support the disqualification .
Former badminton player Andy Goode, who represented Britain at the 1992 Olympics and managed the team four years later, said the disqualification was the right call for the sake of the sport.
WWE Championship No Disqualification Match.
Statements Of The Justices Denying The Motion For Disqualification November 30, 2011 YOUNG, C.J.