dis·qual·i·fy /dis-'kwä-lə-ˌfī/ vt -fied, -fy·ing
1: to deprive of the required qualities, properties, or conditions
a financial interest in the case that disqualified the judge
2: to deprive of a right or privilege esp. after a hearing
misconduct that disqualified the employee from receiving unemployment benefits

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb bar, block, check, counteract, debar, deny, deprive of power, disable, disarm, disenable, disentitle, disfranchise, dispossess of right, divest of right, excipere, exclude, incapacitate, inhibit, interfere, invalidate, make impossible, make useless, neutralize, preclude, prevent, prohibit, reject, render impotent, render unfit, restrain, restrict, rule out, stop, strip of right, undermine, unfit associated concepts: disqualified for interest, disqualified to act, disqualifying interest, disqualifying opinion, permanently disqualified II index ban, censor, condemn (ban), disable, eliminate (exclude), exclude, invalidate, prohibit, recall (call back)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To pronounce a person ineligible to perform a particular task, usually due to some offense or failure to observe applicable rules.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

To deprive of eligibility or render unfit; to disable or incapacitate.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To deprive of eligibility or render unfit; to disable or incapacitate.

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