Definition for DIS-O-BLIGE'

DIS-O-BLIGE', v.t. [dis and oblige.]

  1. To do an act which contravenes the will or desires of another; to offend by an act of unkindness or incivility; to injure in a slight degree; a term by which offense is tenderly expressed. My plan has given offense to some gentlemen, whom it would not be very safe to disoblige. – Addison.
  2. To release from obligation. [Not used.] – Bp. Hall.

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