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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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The ousted PM claimed that the SC took help from the dictionary while taking away premiership from him last year by disqualifying him on the basis of 'imaginary salary' from his son.
<pre> Exhibit 2 Deferred Tax Accounting for ISOs With Disqualifying Disposition Assume XYZ Corp.
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The MPA is a monetary amount approximately equal to the tax the IRS could collect by disqualifying the plan.
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Thus, violations that otherwise satisfy the IRC are still a disqualifying event.
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Thus, a partnership not qualifying in one year might qualify in a subsequent year, on rectification of the disqualifying event.
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