disbarment

disbar

[dis-bahr]
verb (used with object), disbarred, disbarring.
to expel from the legal profession or from the bar of a particular court.

Origin:
1625–35; dis-1 + bar1

disbarment, noun
undisbarred, adjective


debar, suspend, exclude.
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disbar (dɪsˈbɑː)
 
vb , -bars, -barring, -barred
to deprive of the status of barrister; expel from the Bar
 
usage  Disbar is sometimes wrongly used where debar is meant: he was debarred (not disbarred) from attending meetings
 
dis'barment
 
n

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disbar
"deprive of the privileges of a barrister," 1630s, from dis- "opposite of" (see dis-) + bar in the legal sense.
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disbarment

the process whereby an attorney is deprived of his license or privileges for failure to carry out his practice in accordance with established standards. Temporary suspension may be employed if some lesser punishment is warranted.

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