Definition for DE-TACH'

DE-TACH', v.t. [Fr. detacher; Arm. distaga; Sp. and Port. destacar; It. staccarre; de and the root of Eng. tack. See Attach.]

  1. To separate or disunite; to disengage; to part from; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous root from each other; to detach a man from the interest of the minister, or from a party.
  2. To separate men from their companies or regiments; to draw from companies or regiments, as a party of men, and send them on a particular service.
  3. To select ships from a fleet, and send them on a separate service.

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