Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To divest or deprive of qualifications; to incapacitate; to render ineligible or unfit; as, in speaking of the "disqualification" of a judge by reason of his interest in the case, of a juror by reason of hls holding a fixed preconceived opinion or of a candidate for publlc office by reason of non-residence, lack of statutory age, previous commission 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. O. A. 622; State v. Blair, 53 Vt 28.