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disbar

[ dis-bahr ]
/ dɪsˈbɑr /
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verb (used with object), dis·barred, dis·bar·ring.
to expel from the legal profession or from the bar of a particular court.
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Origin of disbar

First recorded in 1625–35; dis-1 + bar1

OTHER WORDS FROM disbar

dis·bar·ment, nounun·dis·barred, adjective
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How to use disbar in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for disbar

disbar
/ (dɪsˈbɑː) /

verb -bars, -barring or -barred (tr) law
to deprive of the status of barrister; expel from the Bar

Derived forms of disbar

disbarment, noun

usage for disbar

Disbar is sometimes wrongly used where debar is meant: he was debarred (not disbarred) from attending meetings
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