disbandment


verb (used with object)

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

verb (used without object)

  1. to disperse.

verb

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

1590s, from Middle French desbander (Modern French débander), in military sense, from des- (see dis-) + band (v.). Related: Disbanded; disbanding.

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