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

To be disqualified is to be stripped of legal capacity. A wife would be disqualified as a juror in her husband's trial for murder due to the nature of their relationship. A person may be disqualified for employment at a certain job because of a physical disability.

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355(d) disqualifies a spin-off if, immediately thereafter, any person owns "disqualified stock" constituting 50%-or-more ownership in either the parent (Distributing) or the spun-off subsidiary (Controlled).