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disbar from (something)

To render a lawyer ineligible to practice law. A noun or pronoun can be used between "disbar" and "from." The lawyer was disbarred from practicing law because he double-billed his clients and the state for dozens of cases during his career.
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disbar someone from something

to take the right to practice law away from a lawyer. The state board disbarred Todd from practicing law in his own state. Sally was also disbarred from practicing law.
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50(a) permits the DOP to censure, suspend or disbar practitioners who are shown to be incompetent or disreputable; Section 10.
Effectively, the judge ruled that the legislation had never intended to disbar them from office so long as they had always intended to sign the anti-sleaze code of conduct at the centre of this debacle.
The trick is not to "punish" the attorney you are supposed to trust and work with; the trick is to prosecute and disbar the dishonest one.
Supreme Court today which challenges the standard of proof established by the New York Court of Appeals to sanction, suspend or disbar an attorney in disciplinary proceedings.
The Speaker has dared his critics to disbar him, saying many lawyers had girlfriends.
Accordingly, gross misconduct, violation of the Lawyer's Oath and willful disobedience of any lawful order by the court constitute grounds to disbar an attorney.