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disband

[dis-band] /dɪsˈbænd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to break up or dissolve (an organization):
They disbanded the corporation.
verb (used without object)
2.
to disperse.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Middle French desbander, equivalent to des- dis-1 + -bander, derivative of bande troop, band1
Related forms
disbandment, noun
undisbanded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disbandment

disband

/dɪsˈbænd/
verb
1.
to cease to function or cause to stop functioning, as a unit, group, etc
Derived Forms
disbandment, noun
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Word Origin and History for disbandment

disband

v.

1590s, from Middle French desbander (Modern French débander), in military sense, from des- (see dis-) + band (v.). Related: Disbanded; disbanding.

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