Dis*mem"ber*ment (?), n. [Cf. OF. desmembrement, F. d'emembrement.]

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.

 

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