Definition of disband in English:


Line breaks: dis|band
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈband


(With reference to an organized group) break up or cause to break up: [no object]: the unit was scheduled to disband [with object]: from today the choir shall be disbanded
More example sentences
  • The IRA's war has ended and the organisation shall not disband.
  • Elsewhere in the fifth century units whose pay stopped disbanded and dispersed or settled on the land.
  • Irish writer John Banville asks why the IRA in their most recent statement announced that they would put an end to their armed campaign but not disband the organisation.


late 16th century: from obsolete French desbander.



More example sentences
  • The Sunday Business Post understands that the IRA was on the verge of complete disbandment before the talks broke down.
  • Europe had been offering economic incentives in the hope of converting the temporary suspension into a permanent disbandment.
  • While the regular army succumbed to amalgamations and disbandments, the TA suffered a ‘drawdown’ which has contracted it by almost a third in 18 months, shrinking from five regiments in Scotland to two.

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