Definition of deregister in English:



  • 1 Remove from a register:

    ‘scores of patients have been deregistered by the practices’
    • ‘Some education officers were also encouraging parents of truants to deregister their children from school, so they could meet new government targets for increasing school attendance.’
    • ‘If they have had a conviction within the last 7 years that is punishable by imprisonment for a term of 3 months or longer, they can be deregistered or not registered at all.’
    • ‘Associations which fail to comply with these provisions can be deregistered by the registrar of transport, he explained.’
    • ‘He has given them seven days to reply on why the union should not be deregistered.’
    • ‘The first empowers the commission, where it deregisters a charitable entity, to specify a period of time within which that entity may not reregister.’
    • ‘Could the Party be deregistered for failing to meet the requirements of the Electoral Act?’
    • ‘Failure to do so will result in the importers being deregistered.’
    • ‘The council has the powers to deregister a guilty health care giver.’
    • ‘The chief concluded his letter by threatening to deregister the authors.’
    • ‘Under the Bill, a charity can be deregistered if it carries out any activities that are not primary to its charitable purpose.’
    • ‘In July last year the company was compulsorily deregistered.’
    • ‘As this patient was deregistered in December 2004, we are not able to offer her private treatment.’
    • ‘They were deregistered with regard to charitable purposes, and out they went.’
    • ‘Mr Solicitor, it was indicated in the Federal Court that no decision had actually been made by the Commission to deregister the party in question.’
    • ‘The difficulty we have in this part is that there are no means of compliance checks, and therefore when there is a registered or deregistered member, then there is no way that he or she intends to go back to be registered.’
    • ‘Newspaper editorials called for the union to be deregistered.’
    • ‘It wasn't long before they found out I was a doctor, from mail that had been sent to me, but I really didn't want to be a doctor there and told them I was deregistered.’
    • ‘Woods meanwhile called for perpetrators to be criminally prosecuted and deregistered by the council.’
    • ‘Earlier this week, management applied to the Ministry of Labour to deregister the union but the application was refused.’
    • ‘These totals, it's important to note, also include filings to deregister shares bought out in mergers, plus bonds and other redeemable securities.’
    1. 1.1[no object] Remove one's name from a register:
      ‘he should deregister for VAT purposes’
      • ‘They deregistered as lobbyists last month.’
      • ‘Don't stop submitting some of the above returns if you do deregister with the relevant authorities.’
      • ‘Immediately after I deregistered I got a full time job as an accounting teacher for grade 10, 11 and 12.’
      • ‘If we decide that they do fall within one or other of these articles, we shall need to consider whether there has been an interference with these rights by virtue of the failure to deregister, and if so whether the interference is justified.’
      • ‘By deregistering, it could no longer trade on NASDAQ, and the stock that day fell to 6 cents a share from 35 cents.’
      • ‘He said if claimants could not afford to pay their monthly payments, then they had to deregister before they could apply for a subsidy in another project.’
      • ‘They ignored instructions to deregister and now face expulsion.’
      • ‘The deputy regional secretary said not one candidate had officially written a withdrawal letter to the party, saying it was only a rumour that some might deregister.’
      • ‘Companies may deregister, or ‘go dark,’ if they have fewer than 300 shareholders of record (500 if assets fall below $10 million).’