disqualify

[dis-kwol-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), disqualified, disqualifying.
1.
to deprive of qualification or fitness; render unfit; incapacitate.
2.
to deprive of legal, official, or other rights or privileges; declare ineligible or unqualified.
3.
Sports. to deprive of the right to participate in or win a contest because of a violation of the rules.

Origin:
1710–20; dis-1 + qualify

disqualifiable, adjective
nondisqualifying, adjective
undisqualifiable, adjective
undisqualified, adjective

disqualified, unqualified.
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disqualify (dɪsˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to make unfit or unqualified
2.  to make ineligible, as for entry to an examination
3.  to debar (a player or team) from a sporting contest
4.  to divest or deprive of rights, powers, or privileges: disqualified from driving
 
dis'qualifiable
 
adj
 
disqualifi'cation
 
n
 
dis'qualifier
 
n

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disqualify
1718, from dis- + qualify. Related: Disqualified.
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Example sentences
Anything in preliminary or in the early stages should be disqualified.
After all he disqualified the fund and they got apart.
Participants engaging in any of the foregoing activities will be disqualified and will forfeit any prizes won.
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