disband

Part of speech: verb

To break up, as an army; discharge from united service, as soldiers; dismiss; discharge.

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Usage examples "disband":

  1. News had arrived of native regiments whose officers had been obliged against their will to disarm and disband them, and the loyalty of other regiments was seriously called in question. - "Rung Ho!", Talbot Mundy.
  2. 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", Frederick Douglas How.
  3. 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", Xenophon.