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.Knolles.
2. To divorce. [Obs.]
And therefore . . . she ought to be disbanded.Milton.
(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.Herbert.
Human society would in a short space disband.Tillotson.
(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.Tillotson.
No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness that disbelief in great men.Carlyle.
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