Definition of disbar
: to expel from the bar or the legal profession : deprive (an attorney) of legal status and privileges
disbarmentplay \-mənt\ noun
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The court had similarly disbarred two other opposition legislators in November.
Bailey later was disbarred in Massachusetts and Florida for misconduct, and as of 2014 had given up seeking readmission to the bar.
Brodsky is hoping to avoid a fine and a referral to either the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission or to a federal court committee that could disbar him.
Because Williams admitted to bribery, Stretton said, he likely will be permanently disbarred.
September 2015: Bujak gives up his law license in response to an Idaho State Bar complaint seeking to disbar him.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Ohio Supreme Court's Board of Professional Conduct has recommended that former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Lance Mason be permanently disbarred.
He was disbarred in 2009, but continued his activism and helped publicize the plight of lawyers arrested in the sweeping crackdown that began in July 2015.
He was disbarred in Maryland in 2012 based on his felony conviction and must petition for reinstatement of his law license.
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Definition of disbar for English Language Learners
: to take away the right of (a lawyer) to work in the legal profession
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