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DISQUALIFY Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

To divest or deprive of qualifications; to incapacitate; to render ineligibleor unfit; as, in speaking of the “disqualification” of a judge by reason of hisinterest in the case, of a juror by reason of his holding a fixed preconceived opinion, orof a candidate for public office by reason of non-residence, lack of statutory age, previouscommission of crime, etc. In re Tyers’ Estate, 41 Misc. Rep. 378, 84 N. Y. Supp.934; In re Maguire, 57 Cal. 606, 40 Am. Rep. 125; Carroll v. Green, 148 Ind. 362, 47 N.E. 223; In re Nevitt, 117 Fed. 448, 54 C. C. A. 622; State v. Blair, 53 Vt. 28.


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