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
The league's football and basketball coaches wanted a rule to disallow such transfers with no waiver available.
When Alexis Sánchez put the ball in the net after four minutes, the goal was initially disallowed as Ramsey was called for interference while offside.
When Alexis Sanchez put the ball in the net after four minutes, it was initially disallowed when Aaron Ramsey was adjudged to be interfering with play while offside.
When Alexis Sanchez put the ball in the net after four minutes, it was initially disallowed when Ramsey was adjudged to be interfering with play while offside.
To keep the dialog windows from cropping up, the best option is to leave Flash installed but edit the computer’s registry settings to disallow ActiveX controls, as explained here.
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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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