- to refuse to acknowledge as belonging or pertaining to oneself; deny the ownership of or responsibility for; repudiate; renounce: to disown one's heirs; to disown a published statement.
Origin of disown
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disclaim, disavow, reject, abjure.
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- (tr) to deny any connection with; refuse to acknowledge
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Word Origin and History for disownment
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