Adjective "disbar" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Expel (a barrister) from the Bar, so that they no longer have the right to practise law.
  1. 'A lawyer who commits a felony and is disbarred is surely less deserving of our concern than an applicant who committed a similar crime years before studying law.'
  2. 'He blames his attorney, who was disbarred during the case, for that one.'
  3. 'If you're already a lawyer and you get a conviction you can be disbarred but no one has ever tried to become a lawyer with a past conviction.'
  4. 'In one-third of those cases, the report showed, the lawyer who represented the death penalty defendant at trial or on appeal had been or was later disbarred or otherwise sanctioned.'
  5. 'Once a wealthy lawyer, he is now disbarred, broke and recently evicted from the hotel he has been living in since leaving the family.'
  6. 'And prosecutors who engage in such behavior usually end up being disbarred.'
  7. 'After investigations into at least 20 complaints against him by his law clients, the attorney was disbarred and convicted of attempted grand larceny.'
  8. 'I suspect that there are lawyers who have been disbarred because of less offensive courtroom buffoonery.'
  9. 'He subsequently surrendered his law license in 1988 and was disbarred after an investigation.'
  10. 'He was a horrible attorney, and he's been disbarred.'
Exclude (someone) from something.
  1. 'That is the question for the 14-year-old girl, who feels that virginity disbars her from the cool crowd.'
  2. 'Of course, this doesn't disbar you from the option of guided dives, either from the shore or from one of the dive centre's day boats.'
  3. 'The rational system would be to engage consultants as employees of public hospitals, and to disbar them from all private practice.'
  4. 'During that time, the electrician will be disbarred from carrying out any but minor works.'
  5. 'It does not disbar the person from standing for whomever he or she wishes to stand for in the future.'
  6. 'Sarah died tragically young five years later, but not before marrying an English army officer - an act which came to disbar her from nationalism's pantheon of tragic Irish heroines.'
  7. 'Certain age groups or regions might be disbarred for legal reasons, for example, and making this clear from the outset could save you a lot of trouble later.'
  8. 'A once brilliant surgeon, who left the city to work in Aboriginal communities, his life went to pieces after an error on a young patient resulted in his leaving medicine rather than being disbarred.'
  9. 'I think the people out there who want to make submissions should not be disbarred or prevented from making submissions on matters that are not in the bill at the moment.'
  10. 'Only those regions, such as England, Germany, and Luxembourg, disbarred for reasons of climate, have resisted joining this particular club on any significant scale.'

More definitions

1. to expel from the legal profession or from the bar of a particular court.

More examples(as adjective)

"candidates can be disbar."


Mid 16th century (in disbar (sense 2)): from dis- ‘away’ + bar.