- a disowning; repudiation; denial.
Origin of disavowal
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Examples from the Web for disavowal
It could be having to foot his own legal costs—or the sting of a disavowal that dates back to high school.David Wildstein: A Christie Groupie Scorned?
February 1, 2014
And Mitt Romney's disavowal of using Wright doesn't necessarily mean that we won't be seeing the reverend's face either.Wright Out? Don't Bet on It
May 18, 2012
England demanded a disavowal of the treaty and the punishment of the pensionary.The Political History of England - Vol. X.
He, however, afterward retracted this disavowal, and owned Demaratus as his son.Xerxes
Pyotr Petrovitch had the good sense to accept the disavowal.Crime and Punishment
This led to his disavowal and resignation on his return to Paris.The Greville Memoirs (Third Part) Volume I (of II)
Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville
And this disavowal we make as spontaneously and promptly as we can.
Word Origin and History for disavowal
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