Definition of disqualification in English:


Line breaks: dis|quali¦fi|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /dɪsˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 1The action of disqualifying or the state of being disqualified: a period of disqualification [count noun]: a ten-year disqualification
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    • Instructors will also have to be at least 21 years old and hold a driving licence without disqualification for a period
    • Mrs Etheridge warned Stewart that if he drove during the period of disqualification, he could be imprisoned.
    • In the case of Christopher Smith the appeal against sentence relates only to the six-year period of disqualification which, Mr Daw submits, is excessive.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A fact that disqualifies someone from a position or activity: such an offence is no longer a disqualification for office
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    • An amazing litmus test: Deeply held beliefs are a disqualification for high judicial office.
    • I suppose that's a disqualification from public office but I wish it wasn't as big a factor as it usually is.
    • Since when is being a congressional committee chairman a disqualification for cabinet office?

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