Meaning of “disbar” in the English Dictionary

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"disbar" in British English

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disbarverb [ T ]

uk /dɪsˈbɑːr/ us /dɪsˈbɑːr/ -rr- specialized

Examples from literature

  • 'Do you want to get me disbarred?' asked Gideon. 
  • I could be disbarred if I was lawyer for both sides. 
  • If the barrister accepted a fee from a man suing for justice, he was disbarred. 
  • If the thing became known I should probably be disbarred and lose my overalls for it. 
  • The first thing you know, you'll get disbarred for stirring up litigation. 

(Definition of “disbar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disbar" in Business English

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disbarverb [ T ]

uk /dɪsˈbɑːr/ us /-ˈbɑːr/ LAW

to take away someone's right to work as a lawyer, especially because they have done something wrong or illegal:

disbar sb for sth The former attorney had been disbarred for fraud.

(Definition of “disbar” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)