Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of dismembering, or the state of being dismembered; the act of tearing or cutting in pieces; severance of limbs or parts from the main body: as, the dismemberment of an animal or of a country.
  • noun Severance of membership; a breaking off of connection as a member.

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

  • noun The act of dismembering, or the state of being dismembered; cutting in piece; m�tilation; division; separation.

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

  • noun countable The act of dismembering.
  • noun uncountable The state or condition of being dismembered.
  • noun countable Removal from membership; detachment from an organization, group, etc.

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

  • noun the removal of limbs; being cut to pieces

Etymologies

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From dismember +‎ -ment.

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