American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To render unqualified or unfit.
- v. To declare unqualified or ineligible.
- v. To deprive of legal rights, powers, or privileges.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To deprive of the qualities or properties necessary for any purpose; to render unfit; to incapacitate; -- with
foror frombefore the purpose, state, or act.
- v. To deprive of some power, right, or privilege, by positive restriction; to disable; to debar legally.
- v. make unfit or unsuitable
- v. declare unfit
“The Republican requirements also disqualify from the program homeowners with an annual income of more than $250,000 from the program.”
“Should her last name disqualify Chelsea Clinton from running for office someday if she chooses to do so?”
“Is it real America or does that community's name disqualify the Brazilians of the Mississippi Delta?”
“Since it was a political junket, I'd say its quite cheeky for him to claim himself a former astronaut, but then again I don't think you'd want to 'disqualify' all Payload Specialists from being called astronauts.”
“On the other hand, McKinnon states that he didn't want to be a part of what would be the only strategy that was likely to work: to "disqualify" Obama.”
“McCain will also try to "disqualify" you as an effective CinC given your lack of military service.”
“The prime minister's strategy is clear, says Patrick Devedjian, a close Sarkozy adviser: to "disqualify" his rival as an unrealistic economic "ultraliberal" whose radicalism might prove dangerous.”
“Senate confirmation hearings for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in 1990, Alito promised in writing that he would "disqualify" himself from cases involving companies he had a financial interest in, naming Smith Barney and Vanguard mutual funds.”
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