Disallow
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. [1913 Webster]

To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God. --1 Pet. ii. 4. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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  • disallow — dis·al·low /ˌdi sə lau̇/ vt 1: to deny the truth, force, or validity of disallow ed the deduction disallow a bankruptcy claim 2: to refuse to allow disallow payment of benefits dis·al·low·ance …   Law dictionary

  • disallow — dis‧al‧low [ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ] verb [transitive] to officially refuse to allow or accept something: • The court will examine the costs and expenses sought and disallow those that it considers have not been properly incurred . * * * disallow UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • disallow — late 14c., to refuse to praise, from O.Fr. desalouer to blame, from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + alouer (see ALLOW (Cf. allow)); meaning to reject is from 1550s. Related: Disallowed; disallowing; disallowance …   Etymology dictionary

  • disallow — vb *disclaim, disavow, repudiate, disown Analogous words: reject, refuse, spurn (see DECLINE): *deny, gain say, traverse: debar, shut out, *exclude Antonyms: allow Contrasted words: *grant, concede: acquiesce, accede, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disallow — [v] reject, prohibit abjure, cancel, censor, debar, deny, disacknowledge, disavow, disclaim, dismiss, disown, embargo, exclude, forbid, keep back, kill, nix*, pass on, proscribe, put down, rebuff, refuse, repudiate, shut out, taboo*, veto,… …   New thesaurus

  • disallow — ► VERB ▪ declare invalid. DERIVATIVES disallowance noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disallow — [dis΄ə lou′] vt. [ME disalouen < Anglo Fr desalouer, to blame, disapprove of: see DIS & ALLOW] to refuse to allow; reject as untrue, invalid, or illegal disallowance n …   English World dictionary

  • disallow — disallowable, adj. disallowableness, n. disallowance, n. /dis euh low /, v.t. 1. to refuse to allow; reject; veto: to disallow a claim for compensation. 2. to refuse to admit the truth or validity of: to disallow the veracity of a report. [1350… …   Universalium

  • disallow — UK [ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms disallow : present tense I/you/we/they disallow he/she/it disallows present participle disallowing past tense disallowed past participle disallowed to say officially that something cannot be… …   English dictionary

  • disallow — verb Disallow is used with these nouns as the object: ↑goal …   Collocations dictionary

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