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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of laying down arms, especially the reduction or abolition of a nation's military forces and armaments.
  • noun The condition of being disarmed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of disarming; the reduction of military and naval forces from a war to a peace footing: as, a general disarmament is much to be desired.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of disarming.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The reduction or the abolition of the military forces and armaments of a nation, and of its capability to wage war

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun act of reducing or depriving of arms

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