1) To make unable or incapable.
1607-8 Ordered that Rich. Fawcett of New Malton, alehouse-keeper there, for suffering play and other disorders, be disabled to kepe an alehouse
1669-70 they mearely out of malice bound her to the sessions soe that your petitioner is disabled either to looke for her right or to mayntayne her selfe, Waddington. Note: 1663 And was soe infirme and disenabled that the power of both body and tongue were taken from her, Newcastle.