Definition of dismemberment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪsˈmembəmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmembərmənt//
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  1. 1the act of cutting or tearing the dead body of a person or an animal into pieces He was found guilty of the murder and dismemberment of two men.
  2. 2(formal) the act or process of dividing a country, an organization, etc. into smaller parts This conflict led to the permanent dismemberment of the kingdom.