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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 they had ruled otherwise], a small error would disqualify the Pennsylvania REIT for years," he said.
The apex court in the much-awaited verdict rejected plea to disqualify Imran Khan and declared PTI's key party leader Jahangir Tareen disqualified on the petitions filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi.
The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan today dismissed plea to disqualify Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan while disqualified PTI General Secretary Jahangir Tareen for life, stating that the reply submitted by Tareen was a confession in itself, thus, he stands disqualified under Article 62 of the Constitution.