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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
n. The act of revoking an attorney's license to practice law, usually because he or she has committed a crime or violated a legal rule of ethics.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
Form of discipline of a lawyer resulting in the loss (often permanently) of that lawyer's right to practice law.
(See censure or suspension.)
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.
n.the ultimate discipline of an attorney, which is taking away his/her license to practice law, often for life. Disbarment only comes after investigation and opportunities for the attorney to explain his/her improper conduct. Sometimes an attorney may be reinstated upon a showing of rehabilitation and/or cure.See also: disbar
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.
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disbarment — UK US /dɪsˈbɑːmənt/ noun [U] LAW ► the act of taking away someone s right to work as a lawyer, especially because they have done something wrong or illegal, or the situation of having this right taken away from you: »Following disbarment in New… … Financial and business terms
Disbarment — Dis*bar ment, n. Act of disbarring. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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disbarment — See disbar. * * * ▪ law the process whereby an attorney is deprived of his license or privileges for failure to carry out his practice in accordance with established standards. Temporary suspension may be employed if some lesser punishment… … Universalium
disbarment — Act of court in suspending attorney s license to practice law. A disbarment proceeding is neither civil nor criminal action; it is special proceeding peculiar to itself, disciplinary in nature, and of summary character resulting from inherent… … Black's law dictionary
disbarment — The revocation by judgment or order of court of the right of an attorney at law to practice. 7 Am J2d Attys § 12. See grounds for disbarment … Ballentine's law dictionary
disbarment — disbar ► VERB (disbarred, disbarring) 1) expel (a barrister) from the Bar. 2) exclude. DERIVATIVES disbarment noun … English terms dictionary
disbarment — noun see disbar … New Collegiate Dictionary
disbarment — noun The disqualification of a lawyer from membership in a bar association, usually as punishment for wrongdoing; the result of being disbarred … Wiktionary
disbarment — Synonyms and related words: banishment, blackballing, cashiering, deconsecration, defrocking, degradation, demotion, depluming, deportation, deposal, deposition, deprivation, dethronement, disbarring, discrownment, disenthronement, disfellowship … Moby Thesaurus