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disallow


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disallow  \Dis`al*low"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disallowed};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Disallowing}.]  [Pref.  dis-  +  allow:  cf  OF 
  desalouer  desloer  to  blame,  dissuade.] 
  To  refuse  to  allow  to  deny  the  force  or  validity  of  to 
  disown  and  reject;  as  the  judge  disallowed  the  executor's 
  charge. 
 
  To  whom  coming,  as  unto  a  living  stone,  disallowed 
  indeed  of  men,  but  chosen  of  God.  --1  Pet.  ii 
  4. 
 
  That  the  edicts  of  C[ae]sar  we  may  at  all  times 
  disallow,  but  the  statutes  of  God  for  no  reason  we  may 
  reject.  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  This  verb  was  sometimes  followed  by  of  as  ``What 
  follows,  if  we  disallow  of  this?''  --Shak.  See  {Allow}. 
 
  Syn:  To  disapprove;  prohibit;  censure;  reject. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disallow 
  v  :  command  against;  "I  forbid  you  to  call  me  late  at  night" 
  [syn:  {forbid},  {prohibit},  {interdict},  {proscribe},  {veto}] 
  [ant:  {permit},  {permit}] 




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