Definition for DIS-QUAL'I-FY

DIS-QUAL'I-FY, v.t. [dis and qualify.]

  1. To make unfit; to deprive of natural power, or the qualities or properties necessary for any purpose; with for. Indisposition disqualifies the body for labor, and the mind for study. Piety does not disqualify a person for any lawful employment.
  2. To deprive of legal capacity, power or right; to disable. A conviction of perjury disqualifies a man for a witness. A direct interest in a suit disqualifies a person to be a juror in the cause.

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