Definition of strike someone off the roll in English:

strike someone off the roll


  • Debar a solicitor from practising as a penalty for dishonesty or other misconduct.

    • ‘The Tribunal made identical findings against myself and another Respondent but imposed wildly disparate penalties: I was struck off the roll whilst he was fined.’
    • ‘That was the end of any correspondence with the Law Society or any further arguments about whether he would be struck off the roll.’
    • ‘An application was also brought against Nelson Mandela in 1954 by the then Transvaal Law Society to strike him off the roll of attorneys, but he successfully defended the application.’