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
Initially, Big Hit’s other artists “didn’t have much luck,” Herman said, after its girl group Glam disbanded and members of its boy band 2AM left.For fans of BTS, the only thing better than the group is each other | Marian Liu | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Hospitals in the District, Maryland and Virginia never disbanded the covid-19 emergency preparedness teams they assembled this spring.Area hospitals say they are prepared for potential new flood of covid-19 patients | Lola Fadulu | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
Frey was part of a 26-member scientific panel that advised the EPA on particulate pollution until Wheeler disbanded the group in 2018.The EPA Refuses to Reduce Pollutants Linked to Coronavirus Deaths | by Lisa Song and Lylla Younes | October 21, 2020 | ProPublica
Months later, Banamex disbanded a unit of the bank that provided security to executives after discovering that employees had engaged in illegal activity by offering unauthorized services to outside parties.How Jane Fraser broke banking’s highest glass ceiling | Claire Zillman, reporter | October 19, 2020 | Fortune
Obianuju Iloanya, anti-police-brutality protester Nigerian protesters point out that the anti-robbery squad has been disbanded and renamed several times in recent years.
Yet the Grateful Dead live some 20 years after they disbanded thanks in large part to the viral success they pioneered.How the Grateful Dead Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge | Barry Barnes | August 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As Winter Solider concluded, S.H.I.E.L.D. had been disbanded, and the fate of its remaining “good” agents remained unclear.How ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Finally Found Its Way | Jason Lynch | May 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In March, he wrote that NED “should be disbanded immediately.”Is Rand Paul a Secret Hawk? Or Maybe Not a Total Dove? | James Kirchick | May 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By summer of 2005, ACT was running out of cash and disbanded.
They disbanded in 2002 when their leaders, including Christodoulos Xeros, were jailed.
The volunteers and guerilla battalions were consequently disbanded, not a day too soon for the tranquillity of the city.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
He joined the army at the outbreak of the revolution, and continued in it until it was disbanded.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
A few months later the regiment was disbanded, as the Dutch bought the peace they could not gain by arms.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The imperial army had to be disbanded—a most unpopular and thankless task, requiring both tact and firmness.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Four days later the House resolved to grant half-pay to the disbanded officers till they should be otherwise provided for.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
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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