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Definition of "disband" []

  • To dissolve the organization of (a corporation, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To cease to function as an organization; break up. (verb-intransitive)
  • To separate and move in different directions; disperse. (verb-intransitive)

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 "disband" in a sentence
  • "The Irish Progressive Democrats 'decision to disband is obviously a great cause of discomfort for Welsh Lib Dems."
  • "The real reason in my opinion for the IRA finally agreeing to disband is that in the aftermath of 7/7 it has suddenly become very uncool to be a bomber and if you are one, you will now be associated in people’s minds not with a justifiable cause, but with extremism."
  • "When the Holy See tells a priestly fraternity to disband, that is, withdraws its recognition and suppresss it, that may or may not be a justified action, and it could be an injustice, but it's nothing at all like telling the fraternity to violate God's commandments."