- to reduce to a lower rating or rank.
Origin of disrate
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Examples from the Web for disrate
As they're not sailors, I mean to disrate them to boys at five dollars a month.The Grain Ship
But I hope you'll take care of the rest of my crew, and not disrate them after I am dead, in favour of new followers.The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I
But I hope you'll take care of the rest of my crew, and not disrate them after I am dead in favour of new followers.The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII
Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
- (tr) navy to punish (an officer) by lowering him in rank
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