What does the word disaffection mean?

Usage examples for disaffection

  1. These bitter revelations of 1812- the disaffection of New England, the incapacity of two of his secretaries, the disasters of his staff officers on the frontier, the slow recruiting, the defiance of Massachusetts and Connecticut- almost crushed the President. – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson
  2. The mass to him, and still more to Elizabeth, was a definite symbol of political disaffection. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul