disincorporate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

dis- +‎ incorporate

VerbEdit

disincorporate (third-person singular simple present disincorporates, present participle disincorporating, simple past and past participle disincorporated)

  1. To deprive of corporate rights.
  2. (US) To revoke the charter of an incorporated town or city.
Three towns in the Quabbin Valley were disincorporated, and their residents relocated to create a resevoir.

AdjectiveEdit

disincorporate (not comparable)

  1. Separated from, or not included in, a corporation; disincorporated.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bacon to this entry?)

ReferencesEdit

  • Chambers's Etymological Dictionary, 1896, p. 130
Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 19:37