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
Some fraternities and sororities already disqualify willing victims from
  organization membership.
They also disqualify people seeking only part-time work-even though many people
  now work part-time for family reasons.
Invigilators warn or disqualify test-takers whose eyes or hands wander in
  suspicious ways.
But these are complex tasks of which tardiness does not disqualify this
  government.
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