disincorporate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ incorporate

Verb[edit]

disincorporate (third-person singular simple present disincorporates, present participle disincorporating, simple past and past participle disincorporated)

  1. To deprive of corporate rights.
  2. (US) To revoke the charter of an incorporated town or city.
Three towns in the Quabbin Valley were disincorporated, and their residents relocated to create a resevoir.

Adjective[edit]

disincorporate (not comparable)

  1. Separated from, or not included in, a corporation; disincorporated.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bacon to this entry?)

References[edit]

  • Chambers's Etymological Dictionary, 1896, p. 130