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disqualification

[dis-kwol-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /dɪsˌkwɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of disqualifying.
2.
the state of being disqualified.
3.
something that disqualifies.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; disquali(fy) + -fication
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Examples for disqualification
  • Another demonstration of science's disqualification to venture outside the strict bounds of defined science.
  • Diversity is admission for reason of disqualification.
  • Noncompliance or return of prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and selection of another winner.
  • Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
  • Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
  • Use of any automated system to vote is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
  • Diversity is admission by reason of disqualification.
  • If being dead is a matter of intellectual disqualification, we're all going to be dead.
  • Use of any bot or automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
  • My interpretation of the federal disqualification statute is different, however.
Word Origin and History for disqualification
n.

1710s, agent noun from disqualify.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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