to break up or dissolve (an organization): They disbanded the corporation.
- dis·band·ment, noun
- un·dis·band·ed, adjective
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How to use disband in a sentence
The company, Electrek’s Fred Lambert wrote, has disbanded its PR department altogether, leaving no one to respond to press queries.
At first, the top guideline listed on the page said that the group would disband after the election.Early members of ‘Wall of Moms’ reflect on where they went wrong as protests in Portland continue | Brooke Henderson | October 6, 2020 | Fortune
The elite running team was ultimately disbanded last year after its head coach, Alberto Salazar, received a four-year suspension for doping violations.
Police were called to the man's home twice in one week, and he refused to disband the party on the second occasion, authorities said.Man refused to disband party that violated COVID order, gets year in jail | Jon Brodkin | September 29, 2020 | Ars Technica
Since May, at least 11 cities have started the process of cutting police budgets or disbanding police departments altogether.Defund the Police? Here Come the Private Security Patrols | Nick Fouriezos | August 27, 2020 | Ozy
Odessa experts and politicians do not expect either camp to disband before the presidential elections in May.
After the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libyan leaders promised to quickly to disband militias.Libyan Government Turns to Ansar Al-Sharia Militia for Crime-Fighting Help | Jamie Dettmer | February 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Without jobs, it will be harder to persuade young men to give up their weapons and to disband their militias.
It will not be easy to persuade militias to disband with payback sentiments like those.Libya Election Loser Mohammed Sawan’s Dangerous Words | Jamie Dettmer | July 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Without work, many militiamen will have little incentive to disband.Libya Election Loser Mohammed Sawan’s Dangerous Words | Jamie Dettmer | July 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He is a groomsman; but the party disband to-morrow; only Miss Morris attending the young couple to their home up the country.Alone | Marion Harland
At once the friction in the women's club developed, till it seemed wise to disband it.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
Col. Sumner ordered John Brown to give up his prisoners, and disband his men.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler | Pardee Butler
One of the chief reasons that juvenile clubs often disband for lack of interest is because nothing is laid out for them to do.Harper's Round Table, October 29, 1895 | Various
He was then sent back to formally disband the company, which he did July 28, and they were dishonorably discharged.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume II (of 2) | Hazard Stevens
British Dictionary definitions for disband
to cease to function or cause to stop functioning, as a unit, group, etc
- disbandment, noun
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