• WordNet 3.6
    • v disqualify make unfit or unsuitable "Your income disqualifies you"
    • v disqualify declare unfit "She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The term, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, "No eye gouging." Everything else was allowed, but the only way to be disqualified is to poke someone's eye out.
    • disqualify To deprive of some power, right, or privilege, by positive restriction; to disable; to debar legally; as, a conviction of perjury disqualifies a man to be a witness.
    • disqualify To deprive of the qualities or properties necessary for any purpose; to render unfit; to incapacitate; -- with for or from before the purpose, state, or act. "My common illness disqualifies me for all conversation; I mean my deafness.""Me are not disqualified by their engagements in trade from being received in high society."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During the time that the atomic bomb was being hatched by the United States at Alamogordo, New Mexico, applicants for routine jobs like janitors, were disqualified if they could read. Illiteracy was a job requirement. The reason: the authorities did not want their trash or other papers read.
    • disqualify To deprive of the necessary qualifications; deprive of natural or legal power, or the qualities or rights necessary for some purpose; disable; unfit: generally with for, sometimes with from: as, ill health disqualifies the body for labor and the mind for study; a conviction of perjury disqualifies a man for being a witness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disqualify dis-kwol′i-fī to deprive of the qualities necessary for any purpose: to make unfit: to disable
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In literature:

They'll disqualify him, you mark me, Riverport!
"Fred Fenton on the Track" by Allen Chapman
I refer now more particularly to those who are disqualified for the office because of moral obliquity.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
Mississippi, the process of reconstruction in, 46, 47; disqualifies negroes, 198, 199.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
I have said that he is disqualified, and now the others will shoot again.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
Suddenly it managed itself; and then I found myself worse disqualified than ever.
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
I want you to stand up to your work and not drop out disqualified.
"The Flying Mercury" by Eleanor M. Ingram
Certain limits of ground must be given, beyond which anyone would be out of bounds, and therefore disqualified.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Many persons imagine that business disqualifies from the exercise of the imagination.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
What a strange commentary on marriage that it should disqualify a woman from voting.
"In Times Like These" by Nellie L. McClung
Who was to take charge of the children, and conduct those vulgar affairs for which Susan's feelings disqualified her?
"The Doctor's Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

In poetry:

But now what are thy plans, thine aims? Art thou of might?
Or has long shedding tears disqualified thy heart?
The tree is scarcely hardy, judging it at sight,
And by thy looks no topping conqueror thou art.
"What Sayest Thou, Traveller" by Paul Verlaine
Now God be with the good old times for ever dead and gone,
When in this cheery room of mine I led the banter on;
For though we spoke of grave affairs, or touched the lighter side,
No man need sit and twirl his thumbs, because disqualified.
"My Curate's Motor Bike" by John O Brien

In news:

Defending football champion Goose Creek has been disqualified from the state playoffs by the South Carolina High School League.
Photo Defending football champion Goose Creek has been disqualified from the state playoffs by the South Carolina High School League.
Daniel Bissman's history of violence and theft could have been enough to disqualify him.
Churchill Insurance has dropped Martin Clunes as the face of its ads after the actor was disqualified from driving for speeding offences, recalling a situation it faced in 2005 with Vic Reeves.
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. (AP) — An official says a Cave Junction City Council candidate initially thought to have been disqualified from winning a write-in election with 7 out of 62 votes cast could wind up in the position.
And an elimination race in which the last cyclist after every two laps is disqualified until only one rider remains.
The Goose Creek Gators remain disqualified from the football playoffs after an unsuccessful appeal in front of the South Carolina High School League's Executive Committee on Wednesday evening.
Clay disqualified after stumbling at US Olympic trials, but new star Ashton Eaton breaks world record.
Defending football champion Goose Creek has been disqualified from the state playoffs by the South Carolina High School League.
Canadian horse disqualified for 'small nick.
Wilson disqualified by Dougherty County Elections Board.
District II candidate disqualified , ballot finalized.
Casino Amendment Disqualified From November Ballot.
ArtPrize Top 25 'Dragon' disqualified .
Major League Baseball could not unilaterally disqualify Cabrera.

In science:

It is now clear that this is not a valid objection; when the equations of gravitation are correctly formulated, the special theory can predict all the same effects as well as offer a model universe which is not objectionable on the grounds which disqualify the general theory.
A critique of general relativity
Corollary 4.3 below therefore does not disqualify many primitive groups from being multiplication groups of automorphic loops, but, importantly, it disqualifies the computationally most difficult symmetric and alternating groups.
Searching for small simple automorphic loops
In our opinion lack of experimental evidence, many ambiguities to whose torsion leads, topological triviality of torsion and Ockham razor rather disqualify this model .
Teleparallel equivalent of general relativity: a critical review
Many consider being a member of a belt population to be a disqualifying circumstance, and most of that group would drop Pluto’s planetary status.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Now the principle that “physical observables are gauge invariant” cannot disqualify the energy operator, because this is the most important quantum-mechanical observable.
Summary of a non-uniqueness problem of the covariant Dirac theory and of two solutions of it