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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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On Feb 6, AML chief's counsel Farogh Naseem had said that the act was passed only 17 days after Nawaz's disqualification, which indicated its mala fide intent.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar asked if the time has not been determined for the disqualification, does it mean the subject has been disqualified for life?
Opening his arguments he said disqualification period has not been determined in the constitution.
A five-member bench of the apex court - headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah - has taken up 17 appeals against the disqualification of lawmakers.
On January 21, President Ram Nath Kovind approved the disqualification of those MLAs, accused of holding the 'office of profit', after the Election Commission of India on January 19 had recommended for the same.
Robert Clarke, Group Leader of Insolvent Investigations North, which is part of The Insolvency Service said: Directors who ignore disqualification undertakings that they have previously given, and those who provide cover for them, to allow them to continue to run limited companies will be vigorously pursued by The insolvency Service.
Disqualification from future elections can only be imposed upon conviction of an offense that carries the accessory penalty of disqualification to hold public office, the Comelec said.
The League said in a statement: "The Football League can confirm the Leeds United president Massimo Cellino has had his disqualification under the Football League's Owners' and Directors' Test stayed by the League Arbitration Panel appointed to hear his appeal - enabling Mr Cellino to continue in his present capacity at the club until the appeal process has been concluded.
Early this year, the SC voted 13-0 to dismiss the disqualification cases with a ruling that the pardon given to former President Estrada by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on his plunder conviction in 2007 was "absolute.
Therefore, the Nagaland Assembly Speaker's disqualification order issued on August 25 on the three MLAs (Imtilemba Sangtam, Dr TM Lotha and Mmhonlumo Kikon) was unconstitutional.
In December 2013, the apex court had asked the law panel to submit a report on the two issues whether disqualification should be triggered upon conviction as it exists today or upon framing of charges or filing of charge sheet and whether filing of false affidavit under Section 125A of Representation of the People Act should be a ground for disqualification.
A The level of your reading and whether you committed a drink drive offence in the preceding 10 years will determine the length of any disqualification that is imposed by the court.