• WordNet 3.6
    • n disbarment the act of expelling a lawyer from the practice of law
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Disbarment Act of disbarring.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disbarment The act of disbarring, or the state of being disbarred.
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In literature:

Barristers can be, and are, disbarred.
"God The Invisible King" by Herbert George Wells
A barrister liable to go to Clichy would be disbarred.
"The Lesser Bourgeoisie" by Honore de Balzac
Instead he had been exposed, disgraced, and finally disbarred for attempted bribery.
"Ridgway of Montana" by William MacLeod Raine
A suit for libel and disbarment proceedings were started against him.
"The Centralia Conspiracy" by Ralph Chaplin
We are disbarred through sin.
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
James Alexander (1690-1756), a Scot, was disbarred for attempting the defense of John Peter Zenger, the printer, in 1735.
"Scotland's Mark on America" by George Fraser Black
If the barrister accepted a fee from a man suing for justice, he was disbarred.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
If the thing became known I should probably be disbarred and lose my overalls for it.
"Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels" by Stephen Leacock
But that was before they disbarred him, or whatever they call it.
"The Common Man" by Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
After their marriage the dentist is disbarred from practice.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
When they disbar a man like that he's twice as dangerous as he was.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
And unless you want to be lined up with your friend Curtin in disbarment proceedings, you'd better cut loose from him.
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Mountains" by Jane L. Stewart
A lawyer, he had been disbarred for disreputable practice, and was now a hanger-on of the boss, a shrewd person, quite purchasable.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
And Walt Harkness, pilot of the second class, earned immediate disbarment or a much higher rating as he coolly fingered the controls.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Upon inquiry I found the lawyer was but just disbarred for some malpractice, and the discovery added excessively to my disquiet.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Any white whatever will disbar a pig that is otherwise red.
"The Raising and Care of Guinea Pigs" by A. C. Smith
The party disbarred may lodge an appeal with the judges in their capacity of visitors.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
But with respect to one of these, that of entering the Chamber of Deputies, he was met by an obstacle which completely disbarred him.
"Victor Hugo: His Life and Works" by G. Barnett Smith
Cast on my soul what Pluto would disbar From his fire-vaulted hell?
"The Mortal Gods and Other Plays" by Olive Tilford Dargan
His behaviour was so extreme that in 1874 he was disbenched and disbarred by his Inn.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various

In news:

The Indiana Supreme Court chose to disbar a Marion County attorney due to his pattern of neglect in clients' cases.
The easy way to disbar a Wisconsin lawyer.
Our first two cases concern attorney disbarment .
Thomas won't appeal disbarment .
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas took a swipe at his accusers and the Arizona Supreme Court today in announcing he is not going to appeal his April 10 disbarment .
Arpaio is 'next big step' after Thomas disbarment .
Maricpa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox speaks during a news conference after Andrew Thomas was disbarred, Tuesday morning, April 10 at the Arizona State Courts Building in Phoenix.
Pot felony ends in lawyer's disbarment .
View full size (Press-Register file photo) Former judge Herman Thomas was disbarred a second time Tuesday for practicing law with a suspended license.
Herman Thomas was disbarred again by the State Bar this morning for practicing law with a suspended license last year, officials said.
Days after his disbarment for dishonesty and fraud, Nifong faces possible sanctions for lying in court and a potential criminal investigation.
Amid allegations that he misused at least $670,000 in escrow funds , an attorney with offices in Taunton and Falmouth has resigned with the understanding that he will be disbarred.
Disbarred Nifong Must Leave Office Immediately.
Disbarred lawyer jailed after admitting he stole about $1 million from clients.
Prominent KC lawyer James C Wirken is disbarred.