- to break up or dissolve (an organization): They disbanded the corporation.
- to disperse.
Origin of disband
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Having done so, he disbanded his army and returned home himself.
Arrived here he disbanded the allies, and led the city troops homewards.
Like Charles of Austria, he had disbanded his body-guard, and had retired to the cloister.
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- to cease to function or cause to stop functioning, as a unit, group, etc
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Word Origin and History for disbanded
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