disbar

verb dis·bar \ dis-ˈbär \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of disbar

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

disbarment

play \-mənt\ noun

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First Known Use of disbar

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DISBAR Defined for English Language Learners

disbar

verb

Definition of disbar for English Language Learners

  • : to take away the right of (a lawyer) to work in the legal profession


Law Dictionary

disbar

transitive verb dis·bar \ dis-ˈbär \

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

disbarment

noun


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