strike someone off the rolls

strike (one) off the roll (of solicitors/attorneys)

To be banned from practicing as a solicitor or attorney. The judge ruled that the only way to protect public confidence in the legal system was to strike him off the roll for his unprofessional and immoral behavior. Thompson is appealing the court's decision to strike her off the roll of attorneys as new evidence suggests her implication in the crime may have been fabricated by others.
See also: off, roll, solicitor, strike

strike someone off the rolls (or roll)

debar a solicitor from practising after dishonesty or other misconduct.
The rolls here are the official lists or records, so called from the time when such records were kept on parchment or paper scrolls.
See also: off, roll, someone, strike
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