disqualification disqualification  /dɪs ˌkwɑ lə fə ˈkeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Tempers flared among residents of Baghdad on Friday as word spread of Iraq's disqualification from the 2008 Summer Olympics.
  2. In May, 186 votes went to the ANV and a further 142 ballots were left blank in protest at its disqualification.
  3. It's not clear how many marriages add up to a serious disqualification, but thanks to Rudy Giuliani, we know that the number is more than three.

News

  1. Rights groups criticize Iran for pre-election harassment

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Human rights groups have criticized Iran for curbing dissidents and journalists before Friday's presidential poll, the first since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election ignited popular fury in 2009. From the disqualification of high-profile candidates to controls on campaigning and televised debates, the authorities have done all they can to prevent any repeat of the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. USGA must enforce pace of play at 2013 U.S. Open, says Annika Sorenstam

    The USGA's rule 6-7 states, in part that a golfer who does not play "without undue delay" shall incur penalties that begin with a warning, may escalate to one and two strokes, and can eventually end with a disqualification.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  3. Churchill Downs notes: Lanerie in the clear in DQ

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Churchill Downs stewards have held jockey Corey Lanerie blameless for his role in the disqualification of his mount, Runkle, from first to third in the eighth race Saturday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

Quotes

  1. "The country needs a treasury secretary quickly. In my judgment, these errors, although serious ...... do not rise to the level of disqualification," said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont.
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Max Baucus Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. A lawyer for opposition leader and former cricket star Imran Khan said that the change announced by the Election Commission on Monday was made "to protect Gen. Musharraf against any disqualification."
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Imran Khan Source: Forbes

  3. "That is almost a disqualification," said GOP consultant Rich Galen. "Surely Crist in Florida has gotten as close as anybody to overplaying his hand."
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Galen Source: FOXNews

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