- (Of an organized group) break up or cause to break up and stop functioning.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.
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- 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.
late 16th century: from obsolete French desbander.