disqualified disqualified  /dɪs ˈkwɑ lə ˌfaɪd/


  1. (adj) disqualified by law or rule or provision
  2. (adj) barred from competition for violation of rules
  3. (v) make unfit or unsuitable
  4. (v) declare unfit




  1. Boston Marathon, 2000 Two competitors in the wheelchair race are disqualified when organizers discover that they are, in fact, able-bodied athletes.
  2. Of the five Olympic events in which he was expected to medal, he did not finish two, was disqualified in one and finished fifth and sixth in the others.
  3. He was disqualified, a flashback to past form that, unfortunately for his rivals, spurred him on for the 2000 Games, where he became the first man.


  1. Bond insurer attorneys barred from San Bernardino bankruptcy

    By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The judge overseeing the bankruptcy of San Bernardino, California, on Thursday disqualified a law firm from representing a major bond insurer in the case, because she said some of its lawyers had "switched sides." Federal Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury said the law firm of Winston & Strawn can no longer represent one of the city's creditors, bond insurer ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Law enforcement prepares for new open carry law

    In less than a month, any Mississippian, who is not otherwise disqualified, will be able to openly carry a gun in public places with or without a permit.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

  3. How Elite Traders Jump the Gun

    A sprinter who jumps the gun gets disqualified from the race. But selling gun-jumping technology to Wall Street is big business for suppliers of economic data, like Thomson Reuters. Should it be banned?
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNBC


  1. "She is disqualified and scrapped from the results," IOC President Jacques Rogge told reporters after an executive board meeting.
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Jacques Rogge Source: Reuters Canada

  2. "I think Barack Obama has disqualified himself for presidential leadership," Romney said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "If we take the kind of left turn represented by Barack Obama and his flee-in-the-face-of-success...
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Forbes

  3. "The Americans have never lost that race since it's been an event in the Olympic Games," Spitz said. "You have to be very cautious on the relay exchanges and make sure nobody gets disqualified, but it should be just a matter of what the time...
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Mark Spitz Source: International Herald Tribune

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