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Definition of "disbar" [dis•bar]

  • To expel (an attorney) from the practice of law by official action or procedure. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disbar" in a sentence
  • "Vicks as yet to serve any real serious time, and he's getting off with a slap on the wrist - he engaged and facilitated an illegal crime that lead to the the torture and death of several animals - that alone should be enough to "disbar" him from playing professionally, if not condemn him to at least 10 years in prison."
  • "He also said that if a bar association decides to disbar any of them, they will have a right to a public hearing and appeals, which could lead to disclosure of new information about how and why the legal framework of interrogation policies was crafted and implemented."
  • "The Kentucky Bar Association voted to disbar Mr. Chesley, a Cincinnati-based attorney who was one of several lawyers involved in a $200 million 2001 settlement with a company that made the diet drug fen-phen."