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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
be banned/disqualified from driving (=be forbidden to drive by law)
▪ Murray was banned from driving for six months after admitting to speeding.
▪ If you were disqualified from driving, this two year period starts when the period of disqualification has ended.
▪ Magistrates gave him a conditional discharge and disqualified him from driving for two years.
▪ He was disqualified from driving for six months.
▪ The magistrates fined her £130 and disqualified her from driving for 19 months.
▪ Judge William Hannah jailed him for 12 months and disqualified him from driving for six months.
▪ Harris, who also picked up a speeding conviction last year, was disqualified from driving for 21 days and fined £100.
▪ At the time of the crash in July, he'd been disqualified from driving.
▪ He was fined £500, and disqualified from holding any political office.
▪ Three athletes were disqualified from the championships after failing drugs tests.
▪ As a result, he was disqualified as a candidate, and he went to court.
▪ In 1987, the agency had directed blood banks to similarly disqualify donors who have received pituitary-derived growth hormone.
▪ The opposition has asked the courts to disqualify two elected members of parliament.
▪ They also have a nasty reputation that disqualifies them as role models for the Bears.
▪ They can also be disqualified from acting as directors of companies in the future.
▪ Trusts have long been used to hold assets that would otherwise disqualify the heir from public assistance.
▪ Two notable and deserving successes cited by her in no way disqualify the principle of special needs.
▪ You will be disqualified if you step out a fourth time.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

disqualify \dis*qual"i*fy\ (d[i^]s*kw[o^]l"[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disqualified (d[i^]s*kw[o^]l"[i^]*f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Disqualifying.]

  1. To deprive of the qualities or properties necessary for any purpose; to render unfit; to incapacitate; -- with for or from before the purpose, state, or act.

    My common illness disqualifies me for all conversation; I mean my deafness.

    Me are not disqualified by their engagements in trade from being received in high society.

  2. To deprive of some power, right, or privilege, by positive restriction; to disable; to debar legally; as, a conviction of perjury disqualifies a man to be a witness.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1718 (implied in disqualified), from dis- + qualify. Related: Disqualifying.


vb. To make ineligible for something, by the explicit revocation of a previous qualification.

  1. v. make unfit or unsuitable; "Your income disqualifies you" [syn: unfit, indispose] [ant: qualify]

  2. declare unfit; "She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete" [ant: qualify]

  3. [also: disqualified]

Usage examples of "disqualify".

But then he learned to his dismay that judge Glasser had disqualified not only Cutler but Shargel as defense attorneys for the trial.

You have a thousand little nitpicky rules about who you will and will not date, and end up disqualifying 99.

Ministry, Spontoon having been technically disqualified because of a strange hysterical stigma, shaped like the ace of spades and nearly the same color, which would appear on his left cheek at moments of high stress, accompanied by severe migraine.

Do you think because you made that same decision it disqualifies you from telling him it was a mistake?

Denied the normal joys of marriage and family, and disqualified from public service or a career in the armed forces, eunuchs had few genuine pleasures in life.

Centuriate elections for consuls and praetors already been held, he would not have been able to officiate, for his status as praetor-elect would have disqualified him.

She's such a boofhead, Mary-Jo, she gets waited on hand and foot, and in France they never disqualify her so she never learns to run within the rules.

A happy meet for all except Cathy, who was disqualified for running out of her lane in her heat.

She was disqualified as a schoolgirl for the same offence, again in the 1989 World Cup and, of course, she ran out of her lane against Cathy in Monte Carlo in 1994.

Embarrassed Swedish officials cast such an eagle eye over subsequent races that champions Gwen Torrence and Maria Mutola and the Jamaican 4 x 400m relay team were all disqualified in their various events for lane violations far more mild than Perec's.

The Jamaicans were then disqualified for a lane infringement and , Australia got the bronze.

They may have too, because she won the 200m though she was then disqualified for putting her foot outside the lane.

The sectaries were gradually disqualified from the possession of honorable or lucrative employments.

But the weakness of Honorius, and the calamities of his reign, disqualified him from prosecuting this natural claim.

By the imposition of holy orders, the grandson of Heraclius was disqualified for the purple.