• WordNet 3.6
    • n disarmament act of reducing or depriving of arms "the disarmament of the aggressor nations must be complete"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The peace symbol was created in 1958 as a nuclear disarmament symbol by the Direct Action Committee, and was first shown that year at peace marches in England. The symbol is a composite of the semaphore signals N and D, representing nuclear disarmament.
    • n Disarmament The act of disarming.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Direct Action Committee, a group pushing for nuclear disarmament, invented the peace symbol in 1958. The forked symbol is actually a composite of the semaphore signals "N" and "D," to stand for nuclear disarmament.
    • n disarmament The act of disarming; the reduction of military and naval forces from a war to a peace footing: as, a general disarmament is much to be desired.
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  • Jerry Hall
    Jerry Hall
    “Mick Jagger and I just really liked each other a lot. We talked all night. We had the same views on nuclear disarmament.”
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    “If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament -- disarmament follows peace.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. désarmement,


In literature:

No disarmament would be possible, and with regard to every other matter progress would be equally impossible.
"The League of Nations and its Problems" by Lassa Oppenheim
There can be no relief from taxes, no relief from expenditures and no relief from war, except through disarmament.
"American Cookery" by Various
He effected the disarmament of the people in the following manner.
"The Athenian Constitution" by Aristotle
Disarmament, The operation of, 413 to 469; views of the Natal Ministry on, 549.
"Lord Milner's Work in South Africa" by W. Basil Worsfold
Baville then determined to occupy the entire province with troops, and to carry out a general disarmament of the population.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
People were so sick of war that in most of the nations disarmament was an easy matter.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor
On account of an epidemic of murders disarmament had to be enforced in the district.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
The late war was not a war to end war, nor was it a war for disarmament.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
Also, the work of disarmament has begun.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
Czar of Russia, calls conference on disarmament, 283.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
The war must last until we have forced disarmament upon our enemies.
"Gems (?) of German Thought" by Various
In fact all nations in whose governments the people have a voice will be eager for disarmament.
"The Destroyer" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
They consist, in the first place, of disarmament by land and sea (freedom of the seas), provisions for arbitration and a peace league.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
An observer of our fracases to see whether or not the Universal Disarmament Pact is violated.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
By these means we should ultimately compel peace and enforce a general disarmament on land and sea.
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
In 1861, after the Mutiny, the loyalty of the Coorgs was rewarded by their being exempted from the Disarmament Act.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
In Europe, Austria, distrustful of the rapid strengthening of the Italian kingdom of Sardinia, issues an ultimatum demanding its disarmament.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
Also included is the position of disarmament negotiator.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The Convention gave orders for the disarmament of the Lepelletier Section which resisted the troops.
"Military Career of Napoleon the Great" by Montgomery B. Gibbs
We were attending a disarmament conference.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau

In news:

This week Word for Word features former Secretary of State under the Reagan administration George Schultz speaking about the race for nuclear disarmament .
Iraq Has Not Accepted Disarmament .
Offers to Renew Contact With the Disarmament Panel.
Despite its announced disarmament, ETA has not surrendered weapons or disbanded.
And ETA 's declaration, although historic, mentions neither dissolution nor disarmament.
President Obama has turned the once utopian-sounding idea of global nuclear disarmament into a useful tool for US foreign policy.
Russia To Go It Alone On Nuke Disarmament.
The Clinton administration says it prefers to negotiate a landmine through the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.
In a formal declaration on Friday, Libya disclosed that it had produced and stored some 23 tons of deadly mustard gas , according to an international disarmament body that monitors the ban on chemical weapons.
Secretary Clinton will declare the 40 year-old Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty threatened by Iran and North Korea, while Iran's Ahmadinejad is expected to criticize world powers for failing at disarmament.
Instead of a new era of democracy, disarmament and interdependence, we have had unchecked militarism and economic crisis.
For those of us working for nuclear disarmament, this is a moment to celebrate and to rededicate ourselves to eradicating weapons of mass destruction.
Hiroshima marked the 67th anniversary of the bombing with a call for nuclear disarmament.
Former Hiroshima Mayor & Harry Truman's Grandson On Nuclear Disarmament.
Libyans have voluntarily surrendered hundreds of weapons – including heat-seeking missiles and a tank – as part of a government disarmament drive.