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 Dem’iurge (3 syl.),Democ’racy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Demobilisa’tion of troops.
 
The disorganisation of them, the disarming of them. This is a French military term. To “mobilise” troops is to render them liable to be moved on service out of their quarters; to “demobilise” them is to send them home, so that they cannot be moved from their quarters against anyone. To change from a war to a peace footing.   1
 


 Dem’iurge (3 syl.),Democ’racy. 

 
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