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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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.
Along with disbarring Thompson, the official court order (pdf) also demands monetary restitution of $43,675.
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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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