dis·qual·i·fi·ca·tion /dis-ˌkwä-lə-fə-'kā-shən/ n
1: something that disqualifies or incapacitates
2: the act of disqualifying: state of being disqualified
disqualification of a juror for bias

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

I (factor that disqualifies) noun defect, disability, disablement, failure, handicap, inability, inadequacy, inaptitude, incapability, incapacitation, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, ineptitude, inexpertness, insufficiency, invalidation, invalidity, lack of dexterity, lack of proficiency, lack of qualification, shortcoming, unaptness, undeftness, undesirability, unfitness, unfittedness, unpreparedness, unproficiency, unqualifiedness, unskillfulness, unsuitability, want of ability, want of skill II (rejection) noun banishment, deposal, deprivation, dethronement, disapprobation, disbarment, discharge, disentitlement, disfavor, disfranchisement, dislodgment, dismissal, displacement, dispossession, ejection, elimination, eviction, exclusion, expulsion, forfeiture, inadmissibility, ineligibility, invalidation, loss of right, nonadmission, noninclusion, ouster, preclusion, rejecting, rejection, repudiation, throwing out associated concepts: disqualification to hold office, legal disqualification III index disability (physical inability), expulsion, inability, incapacity, invalidity, prohibition

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A director who has been found guilty of improper conduct, such as wrongful trading or unfitness, may be disqualified from holding office as a director for between two and fifteen years under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

The act of disqualifying; the condition that disqualified someone.

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

1. the Company Directors' Disqualification Act 1986 contains provisions whereby directors may be disqualified for fraudulent or wrongful trading or for conduct that makes them unfit to be concerned in the management of companies.
2. road traffic offenders may be disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence. See, for example, totting up.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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