noun see disavow

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  • Disavowal — Dis a*vow al, n. The act of disavowing, disclaiming, or disowning; rejection and denial. [1913 Webster] An earnest disavowal of fear often proceeds from fear. Richardson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disavowal — index abandonment (desertion), abandonment (repudiation), abjuration, bad faith, confutation, declination …   Law dictionary

  • disavowal — (n.) 1748; see DISAVOW (Cf. disavow) + AL (Cf. al) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disavowal — noun A denial of knowledge, relationship, and/or responsibility towards something (or someone). Whatever pleas may be urged for a disavowal of engagements formed by diplomatic functionaries in cases where by the terms of the engagements a mutual… …   Wiktionary

  • disavowal — [[t]dɪ̱səva͟ʊəl[/t]] disavowals N COUNT: oft N of n A disavowal of something is a statement that you are not connected with it or responsible for it, or that you no longer agree with or believe in it. [FORMAL] ...a public disavowal of his beliefs …   English dictionary

  • disavowal — UK [ˌdɪsəˈvaʊəl] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms disavowal : singular disavowal plural disavowals a statement in which you disavow someone or something …   English dictionary

  • disavowal — noun it s a complete disavowal of responsibility Syn: denial, rejection, repudiation, renunciation, disclaimer …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • disavowal — disavow ► VERB ▪ deny any responsibility or support for. DERIVATIVES disavowal noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disavowal — /dis euh vow euhl/, n. a disowning; repudiation; denial. [1740 50; DISAVOW + AL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • disavowal — Synonyms and related words: abjuration, abjurement, abrogation, absolute contradiction, annulment, contradiction, contrary assertion, contravention, controversion, countering, crossing, denial, disaffirmation, disallowance, disclaimer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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