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disqualification

[dis-kwol-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /dɪsˌkwɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of disqualifying.
2.
the state of being disqualified.
3.
something that disqualifies.
Origin of disqualification
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15; disquali(fy) + -fication
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  • There are so many cock-tails to run,—there can be no disqualification.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • So far from this being a qualification, it may become a disqualification.

    A Book for All Readers Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • But this certainly was a disqualification never to be redeemed.

    Mary, Mary James Stephens
  • He was half afraid that they thought his lameness a disqualification for accompanying them.

    A True Friend Adeline Sergeant
  • "There would then have been no disqualification of birth," said Lady Caroline, clearly.

    A True Friend Adeline Sergeant
Word Origin and History for disqualification
n.

1710s, agent noun from disqualify.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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