1. The act of disqualifying, or state of being disqualified; want of qualification; incompetency; disability; as, the disqualification of men for holding certain offices.
2. That which disqualifies; that which incapacitates or makes unfit; as, conviction of crime is a disqualification of a person for office; sickness is a disqualification for labor.
I must still retain the consciousness of those disqualifications which you have been pleased to overlook. --Sir J. Shore.
n 1: unfitness that bars you from participation
2: the act of preventing someone from participating by finding