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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disband  \Dis*band"\  (?;  see  {Dis-}),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Disbanded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Disbanding}.]  [Pref.  dis-  + 
  band:  cf  OF  desbander  F.  d['e]bander,  to  unbind,  unbend. 
  See  {Band},  and  cf  {Disbend},  {Disbind}.] 
  1.  To  loose  the  bands  of  to  set  free  to  disunite;  to 
  scatter;  to  disperse;  to  break  up  the  organization  of 
  especially,  to  dismiss  from  military  service;  as  to 
  disband  an  army. 
 
  They  disbanded  themselves  and  returned,  every  man  to 
  his  own  dwelling.  --Knolles. 
 
  2.  To  divorce.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  therefore  .  .  .  she  ought  to  be  disbanded. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disband  \Dis*band"\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  separated,  broken  up  dissolved,  or  scattered; 
  especially,  to  quit  military  service  by  breaking  up 
  organization. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disband 
  v  1:  cause  to  break  up  or  function,  as  of  groups  and 
  organizations 
  2:  stop  functioning,  as  of  organizations  or  groups  [syn:  {dissolve}] 




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