Disaffiliation (noun)

The act of severing ties or association with a particular group, organization, or political party.


From the latin word 'dis-' meaning 'not' and 'affiliare' meaning 'to associate'.


  1. The disaffiliation of the church from the larger denomination caused controversy and division.
  2. His disaffiliation from the political party was a result of a disagreement over policies.
  3. The disaffiliation of the workers from the union was seen as a defeat for organized labor.
  4. The disaffiliation of the college from the university system had major implications for funding and accreditation.
  5. The disaffiliation of the company from the trade association was seen as a business opportunity.
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