Definition of disallow
1 : to deny the force, truth, or validity of
2 : to refuse to allow
disallowanceplay \-ən(t)s\ noun
Examples of disallow in a Sentence
The touchdown was disallowed because of a penalty.
disallowing the philosophical concept of free will
Recent Examples of disallow from the Web
These are not problems that can be cured by disallowing students in the cities poorest neighborhoods to graduate from high school without a job secured or an acceptance letter to college, trade apprenticeship, or the military.
The Missouri General Assembly voted this spring to disallow cities from setting their own minimum wages.
The first goal was disallowed, the second counted in Chile's 2-0 victory.
Portugal had a first-half goal by Nani disallowed after a video review.
Portugal and Chile both had goals disallowed for offside.
The court also declined to revive a consumer lawsuit alleging design defects in Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360, using the case to limit plaintiff tactics for seeking quick appeals when judges disallow cases from proceeding as class actions.
Knight makes the point that Trump's Twitter censorship is no different from disallowing mayors to eject critics from town halls.
The Toronto Police Service has been disallowed from marching in uniform in the Pride Toronto parade this year, but an invitation from an LGBTQ officers group in New York City means the Canadian officers could be marching alongside the NYPD.
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First Known Use of disallow
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Definition of disallow for English Language Learners
: to refuse to allow (something) : to officially decide that (something) is not acceptable or valid
Legal Definition of disallow
1 : to deny the truth, force, or validity of disallowed the deduction disallow a bankruptcy claim
2 : to refuse to allow disallow payment of benefits
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