disband

[ dis-band ]
/ dɪsˈbænd /

verb (used with object)

to break up or dissolve (an organization): They disbanded the corporation.

verb (used without object)

to disperse.

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Origin of disband

1585–95; < Middle French desbander, equivalent to des- dis-1 + -bander, derivative of bande troop, band1

OTHER WORDS FROM disband

dis·band·ment, nounun·dis·band·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disband

disband
/ (dɪsˈbænd) /

verb

to cease to function or cause to stop functioning, as a unit, group, etc

Derived forms of disband

disbandment, noun
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