Dismemberment

Dis*mem"ber*ment

(?), n. [Cf. OF. desmembrement, F. dmembrement.] The act of dismembering, or the state of being dismembered; cutting in piece; mtilation; division; separation.
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The Castilians would doubtless have resented the dismemberment of the unwieldy body of which they formed the head.
Macaulay.
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