- to refuse to allow; reject; veto: to disallow a claim for compensation.
- to refuse to admit the truth or validity of: to disallow the veracity of a report.
Origin of disallow
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Examples from the Web for disallowance
Owing to the disallowance of the Oaths Bill there was no report from the committee.The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3
John Charles Dent
The disallowance is published in Victoria on the 1st of May.
As to the disallowance of Colonial bills, see pp. 202-5, ante.
Then this statute was passed last year, of which we are now asking the disallowance, and I am going to speak of that briefly.Bilingualism
N. A. Belcourt
The Two-penny Act was good and essential, and its disallowance was a breach of the contract.Give Me Liberty
Thomas J. Wertenbaker
- to reject as untrue or invalid
- to cancel
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Word Origin and History for disallowance
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