Disavower to Discharge

(Dis`a*vow"er) n. One who disavows.

(Dis`a*vow"ment) n. Disavowal. [R.] Wotton.

(Dis*band") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disbanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Disbanding.] [Pref. dis- + band: cf. OF. desbander, F. débander, 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.

2. To divorce. [Obs.]

And therefore . . . she ought to be disbanded.

(Dis*band"), v. i. To become separated, broken up, dissolved, or scattered; especially, to quit military service by breaking up organization.

When both rocks and all things shall disband.

Human society would in a short space disband.

(Dis*band"ment) n. The act of disbanding.

(Dis*bar") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disbarred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disbarring.] (Law) To expel from the bar, or the legal profession; to deprive (an attorney, barrister, or counselor) of his status and privileges as such. Abbott.

(Dis*bark") v. t. [Pref. dis- + bark a small ship: cf. OF. desbarquer, F. débarquer. Cf. Debark, Disembark.] To disembark. Pope.

(Dis*bark"), v. t. [Pref. dis- + bark rind.] To strip of bark; to bark. [R.] Boyle.

(Dis*bar"ment) n. Act of disbarring.

(Dis*base") v. t. [Cf. Debase.] To debase or degrade. [Obs.]

Nor you nor your house were so much as spoken of before I disbased myself.
B. Jonson.

(Dis`be*come") v. t. To misbecome. [Obs.] Massinger.

(Dis*be*lief") n. The act of disbelieving;; a state of the mind in which one is fully persuaded that an opinion, assertion, or doctrine is not true; refusal of assent, credit, or credence; denial of belief.

Our belief or disbelief of a thing does not alter the nature of the thing.

No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness that disbelief in great men.

Syn. — Distrust; unbelief; incredulity; doubt; skepticism. — Disbelief, Unbelief. Unbelief is a mere failure to admit; disbelief is a positive rejection. One may be an unbeliever in Christianity from ignorance or want of inquiry; a unbeliever has the proofs before him, and incurs the guilt of setting them aside. Unbelief is usually open to conviction; disbelief is already convinced as to the falsity of that which it rejects. Men often tell a story in such a manner that we regard everything they say with unbelief. Familiarity with the worst parts of human nature often leads us into a disbelief in many good qualities which really exist among men.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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