from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To relinquish (land etc.) previously annexed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To disunite; to undo or repeal the annexation of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To separate; disunite; disjoin.
dis- + annex (Wiktionary)
The birch was brought in to disannex the boy from his foolishness, but this only seemed to make him cling the closer to what he was pleased to call his convictions.