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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.
disqualifyverb bar, block, check, counteract, debar, deny, deprive of power, disable, disarm, disenable, disfranchise, dispossess of right, divest of right, excipere, exclude, incapacitate, inhibit, interfere, invalidate, make impossible, make useless, neutralize, preclude, prohibit, reject, render impotent, render unfit, restrict, rule out, stop, strip of right, undermine, unfit
Associated concepts: disqualified for interest, disqualified to act, disqualifying interest, disqualifying opinion, permaaently disqualified
See also: ban, censor, condemn, disable, eliminate, exclude, invalidate, prohibit, recall