Middle English dismembrenfrom Old French desmembrerfrom Vulgar Latin dismembrāre Latin dis-dis- Latin membrumlimbmember
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Old French desmembrer, from des- (“de-”) + membre (“limb”) + -er (“verbal suffix”)
Dismember Sentence Examples
Since he could not dismember the kingdom of France, his only course was to reconstitute the ancient kingdom of Lotharingia; while the conquest of the principality of Liege and of the duchy of Gelderland, and the temporary occupation of Alsace, pledged to him by Sigismund of Austria, made him greedy for Germany.
We're trying to build a club, build a team, not dismember it once we get it going.
The hour had come for Dante, the great Florentine poet, to curse the man who was to dismember the empire, precipitate the fall of the papacy and discipline feudalism.