disbar vs debar

disbar debar


  • 1) To exclude someone from something.
  • 2) law To expel from the bar, or the legal profession; to deprive (an attorney, barrister, or counselor) of his or her status and privileges as such.
  • 3) remove from the bar; expel from the practice of law by official action
  • 4) In law, to expel from the bar, as a barrister; strike off from the roll of attorneys.
  • 5) To prohibit (an attorney) from the practice of law by official action or procedure.
  • 6) (Law) To expel from the bar, or the legal profession; to deprive (an attorney, barrister, or counselor) of his status and privileges as such.


  • 1) To exclude or shut out; to bar.
  • 2) US, law To prohibit a person or company that has been convicted of criminal acts in connection with an application for approval of a new drug from participating in future applications.
  • 3) To bar out; shut out; preclude; exclude; prevent from entering; deny right of access to; hinder from approach, entry, use, etc.
  • 4) Synonyms To interdict, prohibit, prevent, restrain.
  • 5) To exclude or shut out; bar.
  • 6) To forbid, hinder, or prevent.
  • 7) To cut off from entrance, as if by a bar or barrier; to preclude; to hinder from approach, entry, or enjoyment; to shut out or exclude; to deny or refuse; -- with from, and sometimes with of.


  • 1) ‘A lawyer who commits a felony and is disbarred is surely less deserving of our concern than an applicant who committed a similar crime years before studying law.’
  • 2) ‘An investigation revealed that 33 defendants sentenced to death had been represented by attorneys who had been disbarred or suspended.’
  • 3) ‘He blames his attorney, who was disbarred during the case, for that one.’
  • 4) ‘After investigations into at least 20 complaints against him by his law clients, the attorney was disbarred and convicted of attempted grand larceny.’
  • 5) ‘If found guilty by the tribunal, he could be disbarred from practising law in the country.’
  • 6) ‘I suspect that there are lawyers who have been disbarred because of less offensive courtroom buffoonery.’
  • 7) ‘Once a wealthy lawyer, he is now disbarred, broke and recently evicted from the hotel he has been living in since leaving the family.’
  • 8) ‘And had they been inclined, they could have had him disbarred.’
  • 9) ‘If you're already a lawyer and you get a conviction you can be disbarred but no one has ever tried to become a lawyer with a past conviction.’
  • 10) ‘He was a horrible attorney, and he's been disbarred.’
  • 11) ‘In one-third of those cases, the report showed, the lawyer who represented the death penalty defendant at trial or on appeal had been or was later disbarred or otherwise sanctioned.’
  • 12) ‘He subsequently surrendered his law license in 1988 and was disbarred after an investigation.’
  • 13) ‘If found guilty of breaching the requirements of the code of conduct, which require barristers to act independently at all times, he could be reprimanded, suspended from practice or even disbarred.’
  • 14) ‘However she still takes on his case, risking exposure and being disbarred.’
  • 15) ‘Untruthful police and expert witnesses should be charged and lawyers disbarred or otherwise disciplined.’
  • 16) ‘The former lawyer was convicted of attempted grand larceny concerning a client's missing funds and disbarred in 1987.’
  • 17) ‘In some states, a fifth of the attorneys who have represented defendants in capital cases have subsequently been suspended, disbarred or arrested.’
  • 18) ‘Ten days later the lawyer was committed to a state mental institution for substance abuse and was eventually disbarred.’
  • 19) ‘Because she was convicted of a felony, she was immediately disbarred, ending a career in law that spanned four decades.’
  • 20) ‘And prosecutors who engage in such behavior usually end up being disbarred.’
  • 21) ‘This immediately disbarred him from continuing on his methadone programme.’
  • 22) ‘They would usually pass such reports to the General Teaching Council, who can warn, suspend or disbar teachers.’
  • 23) ‘The complaint focused on his unethical efforts to disbar his colleagues from international forums for daring to contradict his views.’
  • 24) ‘It does not disbar the person from standing for whomever he or she wishes to stand for in the future.’
  • 25) ‘Then, a law is established assigning a monetary amount as the limit of an oligarchic regime, thus disbarring anyone whose property falls below the assigned value.’
  • 26) ‘Sarah died tragically young five years later, but not before marrying an English army officer - an act which came to disbar her from nationalism's pantheon of tragic Irish heroines.’
  • 27) ‘Of course, this doesn't disbar you from the option of guided dives, either from the shore or from one of the dive centre's day boats.’
  • 28) ‘I would question the validity of systems that disbar quality staff from progressing.’
  • 29) ‘Most referees will immediately disbar any player found guilty of trying these sort of tricks.’
  • 30) ‘Suppliers found to have transgressed with any pattern of regularity will be disbarred from tendering for the next two years’ contract.’
  • 31) ‘During that time, the electrician will be disbarred from carrying out any but minor works.’
  • 32) ‘A code of practice, which required a midwife to be insured would thus effectively disbar her from practising privately, says Chris.’
  • 33) ‘The rational system would be to engage consultants as employees of public hospitals, and to disbar them from all private practice.’
  • 34) ‘Our main means of managing competing interests is disclosure, but sometimes the conflict is so strong that it disbars somebody from being an author or a reviewer.’
  • 35) ‘I think the people out there who want to make submissions should not be disbarred or prevented from making submissions on matters that are not in the bill at the moment.’
  • 36) ‘A once brilliant surgeon, who left the city to work in Aboriginal communities, his life went to pieces after an error on a young patient resulted in his leaving medicine rather than being disbarred.’
  • 37) ‘Certain age groups or regions might be disbarred for legal reasons, for example, and making this clear from the outset could save you a lot of trouble later.’
  • 38) ‘Only those regions, such as England, Germany, and Luxembourg, disbarred for reasons of climate, have resisted joining this particular club on any significant scale.’
  • 39) ‘Any member exceeding this level will be disbarred from play until at least one more member attains an equal level.’


  • 1) Israelites with a profound reverence for holy things; and nothing was more suited to this purpose than to debar from the tabernacle all who were polluted by any kind of uncleanness, ceremonial as well as natural, mental as well as physical.
  • 2) Beware lest any name debar thee from God, the Creator of earth and heaven.
  • 3) One EPA official a few years back threatened to "debar" BP from government contracts if it didn't submit to tougher regulation.
  • 4) 167 Beware lest any name debar you from Him Who is the Possessor of all names, or any word shut you out from this Remembrance of God, this Source of Wisdom amongst you.
  • 5) "debar" BP from all government contracts and terminate the six Pentagon agreements.
  • 6) She had, at first, yielded to our entreaties; but when she heard that her favourite was recovering, she could no longer debar herself from her society, and entered her chamber long before the danger of infection was past.
  • 7) Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who chairs an investigative subcommittee that will hold a hearing on the report today, said the Obama administration should "get on with it and actually debar the worst of the tax cheats from the contractor workforce."
  • 8) I tried to conceal this as much as possible, that I might not debar him from the pleasures natural to one who was entering on a new scene of life, undisturbed by any care or bitter recollection.
  • 9) Buyer said he wanted to work with Mitchell to add to a provision demanding that the VA debar the fraudulent companies — even though the department already has the authority to do so.
  • 10) ‘They say that's a financial interest that debars us from having an exemption.’
  • 11) ‘Many Americans believe Article 2 of the constitution, debarring foreign-born citizens from standing as president, to be outdated.’
  • 12) ‘When an allegation is made, the member is debarred, or effectively suspended, as they are not allowed to take part in any GAA activity.’
  • 13) ‘All of his children by this wife were debarred from the Crown, as indeed was Henry VII's mother Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond.’
  • 14) ‘If my late father had wanted to go rock climbing or bet his pension on the stock market, I see no reason why a bus pass should have debarred him from doing so.’
  • 15) ‘The EC should debar him from contesting elections for violating the model code of conduct.’
  • 16) ‘The bill seeks to debar candidates charged with ‘heinous ‘crimes from fighting elections.’
  • 17) ‘The government should debar criminals and corrupt politicians from entering Parliament and state Assemblies, which are the sacred platforms of Indian democracy.’
  • 18) ‘Many will argue that his disrespectful behaviour towards police officers should automatically debar him from the judicial system.’
  • 19) ‘The court can then debar the convicted person from entering politics.’
  • 20) ‘Why should going to Eton and Oxford be seen to debar a person from being elected as a Prime Minister?’
  • 21) ‘I was debarred up to June 1999 from speaking out under the Official Secrets Act.’
  • 22) ‘Since, as a woman, she was debarred from attending the university, he instructed her by letter.’
  • 23) ‘Any conviction that does not involve dishonesty is fine; it does not debar a person from being an officer of a charitable entity.’
  • 24) ‘Such behaviour in youth did not debar young men from entering the professions.’
  • 25) ‘If a majority of Euro-MPs were to decide that a party was not abiding by their definition of human rights and democratic values, it would be debarred.’
  • 26) ‘It was also stipulated that the Corporation should be debarred from selling the estate or any part of it, and that it should be used for enjoyment and recreation by everyone.’
  • 27) ‘The decision means that the teenagers of Greenock have been debarred from seeing a film that reflects their own lives.’
  • 28) ‘The young hero has been debarred from taking the exams.’
  • 29) ‘Students involved in such activities should be served a notice of misconduct before being debarred from institutions.’

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