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strike someone off the roll

Definition of strike someone off the roll in English:

British Debar a solicitor from practising as a penalty for dishonesty or other misconduct.
Example sentences
  • The Tribunal made identical findings against myself and another Respondent but imposed wildly disparate penalties: I was struck off the roll whilst he was fined.
  • An application was also brought against Nelson Mandela in 1954 by the then Transvaal Law Society to strike him off the roll of attorneys, but he successfully defended the application.
  • That was the end of any correspondence with the Law Society or any further arguments about whether he would be struck off the roll.
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