Definition of Dismemberment

1. Noun. The removal of limbs; being cut to pieces.

Exact synonyms: Taking Apart
Generic synonyms: Torture, Torturing, Mutilation
Derivative terms: Dismember



Definition of Dismemberment

1. n. The act of dismembering, or the state of being dismembered; cutting in piece; m&?;tilation; division; separation.

Definition of Dismemberment

1. Noun. The act of dismembering. ¹

2. Noun. The state or condition of being dismembered. ¹

3. Noun. Removal from membership; detachment from an organization, group, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dismemberment

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Medical Definition of Dismemberment

1. The act of dismembering, or the state of being dismembered; cutting in piece; mtilation; division; separation. "The Castilians would doubtless have resented the dismemberment of the unwieldy body of which they formed the head." (Macaulay) Origin: Cf. OF. Desmembrement, F. Demembrement. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dismemberment

dismayedness
dismayful
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dismemberment (current term)
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dismissers

Literary usage of Dismemberment

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1833)
"Is the cause of the Repeal—in other words, of the dismemberment of the empire, so very hopeless? Is O'Connell, the great agitator, reduced, ..."

2. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"Dismember- The fundamental laws of most free governments limit the treaty-making power, in respect to the dismemberment of the State, either by an express ..."

3. A History of France by Victor Duruy, John Franklin Jameson (1896)
"The personal "ambitions of the princes of the imperial family contributed to the dismemberment of the nations; those of the great landowners and imperial ..."

4. A History of the Later Roman Empire: From Arcadius to Irene (395 A.D. to 800 by John Bagnell Bury (1889)
"These two series of events are the rise of usurpers and the invasion of barbarians; and it seems that the same conditions which favoured the dismemberment ..."

5. Bulletin (1899)
"The next events in Antillean and Central American history were the degradation, partial subsidence of the West Indian region, aud dismemberment of this ..."

6. The Diplomacy of the War of 1914 by Ellery Cory Stowell (1915)
"Thus, instead of confirming the Treaty of 1898 relative to the eventual dismemberment of the Portuguese colonies, she should seek for a fresh arrangement ..."

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