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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disown  \Dis*own"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disowned};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Disowning}.] 
  1.  To  refuse  to  own  or  acknowledge  as  belonging  to  one's 
  self  to  disavow  or  deny,  as  connected  with  one's  self 
  personally;  as  a  parent  can  hardly  disown  his  child;  an 
  author  will  sometimes  disown  his  writings. 
 
  2.  To  refuse  to  acknowledge  or  allow  to  deny. 
 
  Then  they  who  brother's  better  claim  disown,  Expel 
  their  parents,  and  usurp  the  throne.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  disavow;  disclaim;  deny;  abnegate;  renounce; 
  disallow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disown 
  v  :  prevent  deliberately  (as  by  making  a  will)  from  inheriting 
  [syn:  {disinherit}]  [ant:  {bequeath}] 




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