[dis-kwol-uh-fi-key-shuh n]
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Origin of disqualification

First recorded in 1705–15; disquali(fy) + -fication
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Examples from the Web for disqualification

Contemporary Examples of disqualification

Historical Examples of disqualification

  • 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

1710s, agent noun from disqualify.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper