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English definition of “disgorge”


verb [T]     /dɪsˈɡɔːdʒ/ US   /-ˈɡɔːrdʒ/ US LAW
to pay back money that has been made illegally, especially after being ordered to by a court: They were ordered to disgorge $1.85 million in profits made by fraudulent means.
(Definition of disgorge verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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