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. [1913 Webster]

2. To refuse to acknowledge or allow; to deny. [1913 Webster]

Then they, who brother's better claim disown, Expel their parents, and usurp the throne. --Dryden.

Syn: To disavow; disclaim; deny; abnegate; renounce; disallow. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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