Definition of disaffiliate in English:

disaffiliate

Line breaks: dis|af¦fili|ate
Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsəˈfɪlɪeɪt
 
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verb

[with object]
1(Of a group or organization) end its official connection with (a subsidiary group): the party disaffiliated the Socialist League
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  • They said such a move would lead to the Labour Party disaffiliating us and that we would lose political influence.
  • The decision was made to disaffiliate the union from the party after 86 years, depriving Labour of the union's practical support and £50,000 per year in donations.
  • Despite its general secretary leading the SLP, there has been no attempt to disaffiliate the NUM from the Labour Party.
1.1 [no object] (Of a subsidiary group) end an official connection with an organization: students' unions who wish to disaffiliate from the NUS
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  • Len's career as the international representative came to an abrupt end in 1970 when he was fired for being one of the leaders that led Saskatchewan members in their successful drive to disaffiliate from the American-based organization.
  • By 1988 mounting hostility to Labor's pro-market program resulted in miners and other sections of the working class demanding that their unions break with the Accord and disaffiliate from the ALP.
  • But he also spoke out against any suggestion that the union should disaffiliate from Labour and said it was a thousand times better to be inside the party than sitting on the sidelines sulking.

Derivatives

disaffiliation

Pronunciation: /-ˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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  • These events crystallised and cauterised the build-up of social, financial and political disaffiliation originating in the 1990s.
  • I have deliberately refrained from entering the discussion about the disaffiliation of the NSW women, hoping that the situation would be resolved quickly.
  • The Legion's branch lost 400 members following the disaffiliation, and now meets in the Fox and Hounds, in Tadcaster.

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