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disallow

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verb dis·al·low \ˌdis-ə-ˈlau̇\

Simple Definition of disallow

  • : to refuse to allow (something) : to officially decide that (something) is not acceptable or valid

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disallow

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to deny the force, truth, or validity of

  3. 2 :  to refuse to allow

disallowance play \-ən(t)s\ noun

Examples of disallow in a sentence

  1. The touchdown was disallowed because of a penalty.

  2. <disallowing the philosophical concept of free will>



14th Century

First Known Use of disallow

14th century


Law Dictionary

disallow

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transitive verb dis·al·low \ˌdi-sə-ˈlau̇\

Legal Definition of disallow

  1. 1 :  to deny the truth, force, or validity of <disallowed the deduction> <disallow a bankruptcy claim>

  2. 2 :  to refuse to allow <disallow payment of benefits>

disallowance noun




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