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v. dis·band·ed, dis·band·ing, dis·bands
To dissolve the organization of (a corporation, for example).
1. To cease to function as an organization; break up.
2. To separate and move in different directions; disperse.

[Obsolete French desbander, to separate someone from a troop : des-, dis- + Old French band, troop; see band2.]

dis·band′ment n.
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Noun1.disbandment - the act of disbanding; "the orchestra faced the prospect of disbandment"
group action - action taken by a group of people
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Since their disbandment in 1986, Friday has since collaborated with the likes of Maurice Seezer, Quincy Jones and Herb Macken.