• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t disrate To reduce to a lower rating or rank; to degrade.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disrate Nautical, to reduce to a lower rating, as a petty officer, or a non-commissioned officer of marines.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disrate dis-rāt′ (naut.) to reduce to a lower rating or rank, as a petty officer.
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In literature:

I would be disrated and go before the mast to-morrow, to be shown the way upward again by such a guide.
"The Perils of Certain English Prisoners" by Charles Dickens
Owner can fire captain but only captain can fire or disrate ship's officers.
"Cappy Ricks" by Peter B. Kyne
But I hope you'll take care of the rest of my crew, and not disrate them after I am dead in favour of new followers.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
But I've been disrated before and we'll let that pass.
"Wide Courses" by James Brendan Connolly
I could not be disrated, as I was only a cabin-boy, but a substitutionary penalty was invoked against me.
"Windjammers and Sea Tramps" by Walter Runciman
It was worse than tyranny, I thought, this arbitrary conduct in disrating me unjustly!
"On Board the Esmeralda" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Must be minded, or it's rank mutiny, and a disrate.
"Menhardoc" by George Manville Fenn
It will never do to let the carpenter be disrated or dismissed the ship for conduct of which he is innocent.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
As they're not sailors, I mean to disrate them to boys at five dollars a month.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
After a terrific lecture, he reminded Bracker that he had been disrated for a former offence of a like nature.
"Nevermore" by Rolf Boldrewood
Jack glared at the disrated butler, and ordered him out of the room.
"My Lord Duke" by E. W. Hornung
You will get disrated, depend upon it, and be worse off.
"The School Friends" by W.H.G. Kingston