from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To render unqualified or unfit.
  • transitive verb To declare unqualified or ineligible.
  • transitive verb To deprive of legal rights, powers, or privileges.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To deprive of the qualities or properties necessary for any purpose; to render unfit; to incapacitate; -- with for or from before the purpose, state, or act.
  • transitive verb To deprive of some power, right, or privilege, by positive restriction; to disable; to debar legally.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To make ineligible for something, by the explicit revocation of a previous qualification.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make unfit or unsuitable
  • verb declare unfit


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