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
A new state law disallows the city from moving it without a waiver from the State Historical Commission.
A minute later Carrillo got some welcome help when the assistant referee disallowed a Gyasi Zardes' goal, ruling that the Galaxy forward was just a hair offside — a call video replays showed may have been incorrect.
Others said that potential defamation of a board member was not a reason to disallow the rental.
NASCAR quickly announced the penalty, and Larson’s time was disallowed because of an unapproved rear deck fin lid.
In another move to curb issues related to vagrancy and alcohol the commission also unanimously agreed to disallow sales of any hard liquor smaller than a fifth and of single bottles of beer in the city's downtown.
Courts also may disallow such a deduction because the law and the wage orders authorize employers to require employees to provide a reasonable deposit as a bond for the return of company equipment.
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.
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First Known Use of disallow
Synonymscontradict, disaffirm, deny, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, disown, gainsay, negate, negative, refute, reject, repudiate
Antonymsacknowledge, admit, allow, avow, concede, confirm, own
Related Wordstraverse; challenge, confute, disprove, rebut; disagree (with), dispute
Near Antonymsaccept, adopt, embrace, espouse; affirm, announce, assert, aver, claim, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verify
DISALLOW Defined for English Language Learners
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
- disallowed the deduction
- disallow a bankruptcy claim
- disallow payment of benefits
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