disbar
dis·bar /dis-'bär/ vt: to expel from the bar or the legal profession: deprive (an attorney) of a license to practice law usu. for engaging in unethical or illegal practices compare debar
dis·bar·ment n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

disbar
I verb disbench, dismiss from the bar, dismiss from the legal profession, disqualify as an attorney, divest of legal office, drum out of the legal profession, exclude from the profession of law, expel from the bar, expel from the legal profession, invalidate an attorney's license, remove from legal office, remove from the practice of law, remove from the roll of attorneys, render an attorney's license null and void, rescind an attorney's license to practice, revoke one's license to practice law, strike off the roll of lawyers, suspend from the practice of law, suspend from the profession of law, void the license of an attorney associated concepts: disbarment proceedings II index discharge (dismiss), disgrace, dislodge, eliminate (exclude), exclude, remove (dismiss from office), repudiate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


disbar
v.
To expel a lawyer from the bar and rescind his or her license to practice law.
n.
disbarment

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


disbar
The removal of an attorney's license to practice law. This penalty is usually invoked by the state bar association where the attorney is licensed to practice and will prohibit the attorney from practicing law before the courts in that state or from giving advice for a fee to clients. Causes of disbarment include: a felony involving "moral turpitude," forgery, fraud, a history of dishonesty, consistent lack of attention to clients, alcoholism or drug abuse which affect the attorney's ability to practice, theft of funds, or any pattern of violation of the professional code of ethics.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


disbar
To revoke an attorney's license to practice law.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


disbar
To revoke an attorney's license to practice law.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

disbar
v.
   to remove an attorney from the list of practicing attorneys for improper conduct. This penalty is usually invoked by the State Bar Association (if so empowered) or the highest state court, and will automatically prohibit the attorney from practicing law before the courts in that state or from giving advice for a fee to clients. The causes of permanent disbarment include conviction of a felony involving "moral turpitude," forgery, fraud, a history of dishonesty, consistent lack of attention to clients, abandoning several clients, alcoholism or drug abuse which affect the attorney's ability to practice, theft of funds, or any pattern of violation of the professional code of ethics. Singular incidents (other than felony conviction) will generally result in reprimand, suspension and/or a requirement that the lawyer correct his/her conduct, show remorse and/or pass a test on legal ethics. (See moral turpitude

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • disbar — UK US /dɪsˈbɑːr/ US  / ˈbɑːr/ verb [T] LAW ► to take away someone s right to work as a lawyer, especially because they have done something wrong or illegal: disbar sb for sth »The former attorney had been disbarred for fraud …   Financial and business terms

  • Disbar — Dis*bar , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disbarred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disbarring}.] (Law) To expel from the bar, or the legal profession; to deprive (an attorney, barrister, or counselor) of his status and privileges as such. Abbott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disbar — (v.) deprive of the privileges of a barrister, 1630s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) opposite of + BAR (Cf. bar) in the legal sense. Related: Disbarred; disbarring; disbarment …   Etymology dictionary

  • disbar — shut out, eliminate, rule out, suspend, debar, *exclude, blackball …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disbar — ► VERB (disbarred, disbarring) 1) expel (a barrister) from the Bar. 2) exclude. DERIVATIVES disbarment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disbar — [dis bär′, dis′bär] vt. disbarred, disbarring to expel (a lawyer) from the bar; deprive of the right to practice law SYN. EXCLUDE disbarment n …   English World dictionary

  • disbar — v. (D; tr.) to disbar from (to disbar from practice) * * * [dɪs bɑː] (D; tr.) to disbar from (to disbar from practice) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • disbar — UK [dɪsˈbɑː(r)] / US [dɪsˈbɑr] verb [transitive] Word forms disbar : present tense I/you/we/they disbar he/she/it disbars present participle disbarring past tense disbarred past participle disbarred legal to officially stop a lawyer from doing… …   English dictionary

  • disbar — debar, disbar Debar means ‘to exclude from admission or a right’, as in They were debarred from entering, whereas disbar has the more specific meaning ‘to deprive (a barrister) from the right to practise’. Both words double the r in inflection …   Modern English usage

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