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disqualify

[dis-kwol-uh-fahy] /dɪsˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ/
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
1710-1720
1710-20; dis-1 + qualify
Related forms
disqualifiable, adjective
nondisqualifying, adjective
undisqualifiable, adjective
undisqualified, adjective
Can be confused
disqualified, unqualified.
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  • Anything in preliminary or in the early stages should be disqualified.
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  • Participants engaging in any of the foregoing activities will be disqualified and will forfeit any prizes won.
British Dictionary definitions for disqualified

disqualify

/dɪsˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -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
Derived Forms
disqualifiable, adjective
disqualification, noun
disqualifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for disqualified

disqualify

v.

1718 (implied in disqualified), from dis- + qualify. Related: Disqualifying.

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