disband disband  /dɪs ˈbænd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) cause to break up or cease to function
  2. (v) stop functioning or cohering as a unit

Usage(s):

  1. Hart's success in turning the tactic into a campaign issue forced Mondale to disband the committees last April.
  2. Wolfowitz says the decision to disband the army was unanimous.
  3. In 1956 Nikita Khrushchev set out to disband most of the slave labor camps and release millions of prisoners.

News

  1. Closing of State Broadcaster Leaves Greece in Turmoil

    The decision to disband the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation prompted protests in Athens and threatened the fragile coalition government.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Leaders of Baylor Alumni Group Vote to Dissolve

    Leaders of an independent alumni association for the world's largest Baptist university have voted to disband the group and turn over duties to the school.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station

  3. Baylor Alumni Group Seeks To Dissolve

    Leaders of an independent alumni association for the world's largest Baptist university have voted to disband the group and turn over duties to the school.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Dallas - Fort Worth

Quotes

  1. "It is time to tell the Iraqis that unless they're willing to disband the militias and the death squads, unless they're willing to stand up and govern their country in a responsible fashion, America is not going to stay there indefinitely,"...
    on Nov 25, 2006 By: Dick Durbin Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I call on the major and important clubs in European football to disband their elitist grouping," Platini said.
    on May 28, 2007 By: Michel Platini Source: Times Online

  3. "We consider the Sadr movement a respectful organisation and I work continuously to see that they are part of the government," Talabani told reporters in Baghdad. "I hope they respond to the demand of all political factions to disband the...
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Jalal Talabani Source: Independent Online

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