disband

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French desbander

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disband (third-person singular simple present disbands, present participle disbanding, simple past and past participle disbanded)

  1. To break up or cause to cease to exist.
    The president wanted to disband the scandal-plagued agency.
    • Knolles
      They disbanded themselves and returned, every man to his own dwelling.
  2. (obsolete) To loose the bands of; to set free.
  3. (obsolete) To divorce.
    • Milton
      And therefore [] she ought to be disbanded.

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