(Dis`be*lieve") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disbelieved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disbelieving.] Not to
believe; to refuse belief or credence to; to hold not to be true or actual.
Assertions for which there is abundant positive evidence are often disbelieved, on account of what is
called their improbability or impossibility.J. S. Mill.
(Dis`be*liev"er) n. One who disbelieves, or refuses belief; an unbeliever. Specifically, one
who does not believe the Christian religion. I. Watts.
(Dis*bench") v. t.
1. To drive from a bench or seat. [R.] Shak.
2. (Eng. Law) To deprive (a bencher) of his privileges. Mozley & W.
(Dis*bend) v. t. To unbend. [Obs.] Stirling.
(Dis*bind") v. t. [Cf. Disband.] To unbind; to loosen. [Obs.] Mede.
(Dis*blame") v. t. [OE. desblamen, OF. desblasmer; pref. des- (L. dis-) + blasmer, F. blâmer,
to blame.] To clear from blame. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Dis*bod"ied) a. Disembodied. [R.]
(Dis`bos*ca"tion) n. [Pref. dis- + F. bosquet grove.] Converting forest land into cleared
or arable land; removal of a forest. Sir W. Scott.
(Dis*bow"el) v. t. [See Bowel, v. t.] To disembowel. [R.] Spenser.
(Dis*branch") v. t. [See Branch, v.] To divest of a branch or branches; to tear off. Shak.
(Dis*bud") v. t. [See Bud, v.] (Hort.) To deprive of buds or shoots, as for training, or economizing
the vital strength of a tree.
(Dis*bur"den) v. t. [See Burden, v. t.] [Cf. Disburthen.] To rid of a burden; to free from a
load borne or from something oppressive; to unload; to disencumber; to relieve.
He did it to disburden a conscience.Feltham.
My mediations . . . will, I hope, be more calm, being thus disburdened.Hammond.
Syn. To unload; unburden; discharge; free.
(Dis*bur"den), v. i. To relieve one's self of a burden; to ease the mind. Milton.
(Dis*bur"geon) v. t. To strip of burgeons or buds; to disbud. [R.] Holland.
(Dis*burse") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disbursed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disbursing.] [OF. desbourser,
F. débourser; pref. des- (L. dis-) + bourse purse. See Burse, and cf. Dispurse.] To pay out; to expend;
usually from a public fund or treasury.
The duty of collecting and disbursing his revenues.Macaulay. Disbursing officer, an officer in any department of the public service who is charged with the duty of
paying out public money.
(Dis*burse"ment) n. [Cf. F. déboursement.]