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1 unfitness that bars you from participation
2 the act of preventing someone from participating by finding them unqualified

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  • (UK) /dɪsˌkwɒləfɪˈkeɪʃn/, /dIs%kwQl@fI"keISn/
  • (US) /dɪsˌkwɑːləfɪˈkeɪʃn/, /dIs%kwA:l@fI"keISn/
    Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn


  1. The act of disqualifying, or state of being disqualified; want of qualification; incompetency; disability; as, the disqualification of men for holding certain offices.
  2. That which disqualifies; that which incapacitates or makes unfit; as, conviction of crime is a disqualification of a person for office; sickness is a disqualification for labor.


act of disqualifying

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