disbar

verb
dis·​bar | \ dis-ˈbär How to pronounce disbar (audio) \
disbarred; disbarring; disbars

Definition of disbar

transitive verb

: to expel from the bar or the legal profession : deprive (an attorney) of legal status and privileges

Other Words from disbar

disbarment \ dis-​ˈbär-​mənt How to pronounce disbar (audio) \ noun

Examples of disbar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Franks called on the State Bar of Arizona to disbar Adel for her and her office’s role in pursuing felony charges against protesters. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 25 Mar. 2022 The State Bar filed disciplinary charges against Yeghiayan and made an unsuccessful attempt to disbar his wife. Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2022 In light of Curtis’ criminal case, the Utah State Bar filed a petition on Dec. 1 to disbar him, court documents show. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Dec. 2021 Parker previously ordered her sanctions be sent to the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission and similar associations around the country that have the capacity to disbar and punish attorneys. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, 2 Dec. 2021 Other courts and state bar associations have the capacity to disbar or otherwise punish these attorneys. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 26 Aug. 2021 Other courts and state bar associations have the capacity to disbar or otherwise punish these attorneys. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 26 Aug. 2021 Other courts and state bar associations have the capacity to disbar or otherwise punish these attorneys. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 26 Aug. 2021 Other courts and state bar associations have the capacity to disbar or otherwise punish these attorneys. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 26 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of disbar

1633, in the meaning defined above

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13 Apr 2022

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“Disbar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disbar. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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disbar

transitive verb
dis·​bar | \ dis-ˈbär How to pronounce disbar (audio) \

Legal Definition of disbar

: to expel from the bar or the legal profession : deprive (an attorney) of a license to practice law usually for engaging in unethical or illegal practices — compare debar

Other Words from disbar

disbarment noun

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