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disqualify (someone or something) for (something)

To render someone or something unable to do or have something. I'm afraid that your close relationship with the headmaster disqualifies you for a position on the board.
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disqualify someone or something for something

 and disqualify someone or something from something
to invalidate someone's or something 's claim to something. Does being late for practice disqualify me for the team? This loss disqualifies our team, doesn't it? Does it disqualify us from competition?
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Windom appeared Monday afternoon in the court of Judge Edward Brodie, one who endorsed McGee, but Windom did not seek to disqualify him.
Windom, who will face McGee in a November runoff, said he has not yet decided whether he will seek to disqualify judges who backed McGee.
Transfers of partnership interests generating more than 10 partners throughout the year will not disqualify a partnership, as long as there were no more than 10 partners at any given time.
Joining Holden in voting to disqualify Pines were council members Ruth Galanter, Jackie Goldberg, Rita Walters and Joel Wachs.
2002-85 should apply to ensure that A's transfer of the assets to S does not disqualify the D reorganization, provided that the reorganization meets all the other requirements of a D reorganization.
Don Rogers didn't disqualify himself from office or violate legislative ethics by claiming he wasn't a U.
Such transfers would not disqualify the transaction from satisfying the continuity-of-interest or continuity-of-business doctrines required in all reorganizations.
402(a)(5) (before amendment by the UCA), and that the failure to distribute would not disqualify an otherwise qualified total distribution under Sec.