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a sports term.

(1) The exclusion of an athlete or team from a game owing to a technical violation of rules; this results in the invalidation of the score or place occupied by the individual or team.

(2) The deprivation of an athlete’s or team’s right to participate in competition as a result of a violation of moral and ethical norms of conduct. In certain cases this involves depriving an athlete of his official standing. Disqualification may be conditional, lasting only for a specified period of time. Decisions concerning disqualification are made by sports clubs, societies, federations, and committees.

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If the disqualification motions succeed, they could eventually complicate court schedules and trigger additional attempts to disqualify jurists who endorsed McGee.
Windom appeared Monday afternoon in the court of Judge Edward Brodie, one who endorsed McGee, but Windom did not seek to disqualify him.
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.
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.