Simple Definition of disown
: to say or decide that you will no longer be connected with, associated with, or responsible for (someone or something)
Full Definition of disown
1 : to refuse to acknowledge as one's own
2 a : to repudiate any connection or identification with b : to deny the validity or authority of
Examples of disown
Her parents threatened to disown her if she didn't go back to school.
He was disowned for bringing shame to the family.
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