Definition of disqualification in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action of disqualifying or the state of being disqualified.

    ‘a period of disqualification’
    count noun ‘a ten-year disqualification’
    • ‘Instructors will also have to be at least 21 years old and hold a driving licence without disqualification for a period’
    • ‘Mrs Etheridge warned Stewart that if he drove during the period of disqualification, he could be imprisoned.’
    • ‘In the case of Christopher Smith the appeal against sentence relates only to the six-year period of disqualification which, Mr Daw submits, is excessive.’
    • ‘I fix the period of disqualification as 12 years.’
    • ‘The maximum period of disqualification is 5 years.’
    • ‘A period of disqualification was also ordered.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, in my judgment the seriousness of his derelictions of duty is such that it can only properly be marked by a significant period of disqualification.’
    • ‘Non-compliance within this time period may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.’
    • ‘He urged the imposition of a modest period of disqualification.’
    • ‘Equally, it may serve as mitigation in the director's favour in fixing the period of disqualification.’
    • ‘Further he does not contend that the period of his disqualification is excessive.’
    • ‘Then if you are caught drink driving as well, for the drink drive crime, you face an escalation in the maximum disqualification period.’
    • ‘Stewart was told his disqualification period will be reduced by 25 per cent if he completes a driver rehabilitation course.’
    • ‘In the case of a suspension or disqualification the Case Tribunal will also need to consider the period over which such a sanction should apply.’
    • ‘An £80 fine was imposed, with endorsement of defendant's driving licence and a three months driving disqualification.’
    • ‘The maximum sentences for the summary offences are a £5,000 fine and/or six months custody, with the option of driving disqualification.’
    • ‘Coercion, however, would result in disqualification.’
    • ‘Election officers have revealed that they have received the ten requests needed to force a by-election in the ward following Mr Tapster's disqualification.’
    • ‘After the disappointing disqualification, he retired to Richmond Hill to live with the arts and entertainment editor's little brother.’
    • ‘Although there has only been one disqualification, 15 drivers are two points shy of being automatically disqualified for six months.’
    disqualification, lack of entitlement, lack of legal right
    1. 1.1count noun A fact that disqualifies someone from a position or activity.
      ‘such an offence is no longer a disqualification for office’
      • ‘An amazing litmus test: Deeply held beliefs are a disqualification for high judicial office.’
      • ‘I suppose that's a disqualification from public office but I wish it wasn't as big a factor as it usually is.’
      • ‘Since when is being a congressional committee chairman a disqualification for cabinet office?’
      • ‘This, in fact, is one of the many disqualifications for kingship which emerge during his clandestine six weeks in England.’
      • ‘One of the disqualifications for leadership in a church, and it should similarly be a disqualification from an office of public trust, is someone who is quarrelsome or overbearing.’
      • ‘Disputes about basic legal rules and widespread social institutions affect too many people for them to be the basis of conflict-of-interest disqualifications.’
      • ‘There are few disqualifications for being an adoptive parent.’
      • ‘It is a clumsy disqualification which applies to a lot of other clerics, not just Catholic ones.’
      • ‘After all, in many important spheres of life proximity to or participation in events is a disqualification for objectivity.’
      • ‘In both cases they had been widowed relatively young, but in neither case was their gender a disqualification in their assumption of authority.’
      • ‘That being so, his penalty must be a life disqualification.’
      • ‘On the face of matters, experience in Western Australian Liberal Party elections now appears to be a disqualification.’
      • ‘That kind of political tone deafness is a disqualification in my book.’
      • ‘But viewing his similarity to the other singer's voice as a disqualification is pathetic.’
      • ‘Is it a disqualification for a woman to make the home of her beloved husband her own home?’
      • ‘He's also apparently a friend of the Pope, certainly a disqualification in my mind.’
      • ‘Paragraph 2 lays down disqualifications from membership so as to ensure that the panel is truly independent.’