dis*qual"i*fy(ds*kwl"*f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disqualified (ds*kwl"*fd); 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.Swift.
Me are not disqualified by their engagements in trade from being received in high society.Southey.
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.
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