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Disqualify   Listen
disqualify  v. t.  (past & past part. disqualified; pres. part. disqualifying)  
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. "My common illness disqualifies me for all conversation; I mean my deafness." "Me are not disqualified by their engagements in trade from being received in high society."
To deprive of some power, right, or privilege, by positive restriction; to disable; to debar legally; as, a conviction of perjury disqualifies a man to be a witness.

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"Disqualify" Quotes from Famous Books

... office but a couple of wooden chairs and a deal table, behind which sat a small man, with a head that was even redder than mine. He said a few words to each candidate as he came up, and then he always managed to find some fault in them which would disqualify them. Getting a vacancy did not seem to be such a very easy matter after all. However, when our turn came, the little man was much more favorable to me than to any of the others, and he closed the door as ...
— The Boy Scouts Book of Stories • Various

... and white toes, occurring as they do in a great many of the darkest-coloured dogs, are not so greatly objected to, but the less the better, as the Deerhound is a self-coloured dog. A white blaze on the head or a white collar should entirely disqualify. In other cases, though passable, an attempt should be made to get rid of white markings. The less white the better, but a slight white tip to the stern occurs in the best strains. HEIGHT OF DOGS—From 28 inches to 30 inches, or even more if there be symmetry without coarseness, which, however, ...
— Dogs and All About Them • Robert Leighton

Words linked to "Disqualify" :   disbar, disqualification, change, modify, label, pronounce, recuse, qualify, alter, indispose, judge, unfit

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