What does the word disband mean?

Usage examples for disband

  1. The bands of armed students march through all the streets, finally parade the High, and disband at the Divinity School- a demonstration to impress the townsmen and encourage the royal guests. – Oxford by Frederick Douglas How
  2. The Spartan king soon perceived that, so far from leaving the Boeotian states their autonomy, the Thebans were not even preparing to disband their army, clearly in view of a general engagement; he therefore felt justified in marching his troops into Boeotia. – Hellenica by Xenophon