Definition of disarmament in English:



  • The reduction or withdrawal of military forces and weapons.

    ‘the public wanted peace and disarmament’
    [as modifier] ‘disarmament treaties between America and the former Soviet Union’
    • ‘The Ulster Unionist Party played to try and force the complete disarmament of the IRA.’
    • ‘Should we be forced to commit our troops because of his failure to disarm, the mission will be complete disarmament, which will mean regime change.’
    • ‘The condition of its peace settlement in the early 1990s was its disarmament.’
    • ‘Arms control and disarmament are distinct from the laws of war.’
    • ‘I also think that the right body to force disarmament, and to cause a regime change is the U.N.’
    • ‘Operation Axe included the demobilization and disarmament of the Italian Army.’
    • ‘In the end they're going to have to choose peace and disarmament or a private army and war.’
    • ‘In general, both arms control and disarmament deal with the same subject - arms stability.’
    • ‘The virtual disarmament by European nations which followed World War One led directly to World War Two.’
    • ‘I fear that bypassing the United Nations and demanding regime change by force instead of working toward peaceful disarmament is a dangerous step for our nation.’
    • ‘The record of arms control and disarmament in the post-Cold War era is confusing.’
    • ‘Now we know that disarmament and weapons of mass destruction were a blind designed to hide the true objective of regime change.’
    • ‘Universal controlled disarmament must replace deterrence and arms control as the national defense goal.’
    • ‘I am the Minister responsible for disarmament in terms of nuclear weapons.’
    • ‘Why not wait and see how far we can move it towards disarmament of weapons of mass destruction by the attrition of political pressure?’
    demilitarization, demobilization, deactivation of arms, deactivation of weapons, decommissioning, decommissioning of arms, decommissioning of weapons, laying down of arms, laying down of weapons
    arms reduction, weapons reduction, arms limitation, weapons limitation, arms control, weapons control, de-escalation
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