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disavowed


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disavow  \Dis`a*vow"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disavowed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Disavowing}.]  [F.  d['e]savouer;  pref.  d['e]s-  (L. 
  dis-)  +  avouer  to  avow.  See  {Avow},  and  cf  {Disavouch}.] 
  1.  To  refuse  strongly  and  solemnly  to  own  or  acknowledge;  to 
  deny  responsibility  for  approbation  of  and  the  like  to 
  disclaim;  to  disown;  as  he  was  charged  with  embezzlement, 
  but  he  disavows  the  crime. 
 
  A  solemn  promise  made  and  disavowed.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  deny;  to  show  the  contrary  of  to  disprove. 
 
  Yet  can  they  never  Toss  into  air  the  freedom  of  my 
  birth,  Or  disavow  my  blood  Plantagenet's.  --Ford. 




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