disqualifying disqualifying  /dɪs ˈkwɑ lə ˌfaɪ ɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified

Usage(s):

  1. Officials in Mississippi are so taken with this slogan that they recently piled 11 disqualifying felonies onto the 10 listed in their state's constitution.
  2. Ronald Reagan's divorce and estrangement from children were not disqualifying adding yet another motive for candidates of both parties to invoke him as their icon.
  3. If not for the setting of military service, such hijinks could be seen as disqualifying for a presidential contender.

News

  • Some prospective jurors have views on Zimmerman case

    SANFORD, Fla. — Prospective jurors for the trial of George Zimmerman in Florida are making it clear that they've heard a lot about the case, but that isn't necessarily disqualifying them. One middle-aged black man who was questioned today said he thinks people who organized protests over the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin "made it a racial issue" -- and he said he didn't ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "I believe the drift net has been out to find some disqualifying factor and it hasn't been found," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, a senior committee member, declared on Fox News Sunday, saying Kagan is "superbly qualified."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: FOXNews (blog)

  2. Asked about Republican rivals Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, McCain said, "I think that Governor Romney's religion should not, absolutely not, be a disqualifying factor when people consider his candidacy for president of the United States."
    on Sep 29, 2007 By: John McCain Source: Forbes

  3. "So far I have seen nothing during my interview with the nominee, the background materials that have been produced or through the committee process that I would consider a disqualifying issue against Judge Alito," said Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb.
    on Jan 9, 2006 By: Ben Nelson Source: WBOC TV 16

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