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disqualify vt

1 : to deprive of the required qualities, properties, or conditions [a financial interest in the case that disqualified the judge]
2 : to deprive of a right or privilege esp. after a hearing [misconduct that disqualified the employee from receiving unemployment benefits]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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