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.
- dis·al·low·a·ble, adjective
- dis·al·low·a·ble·ness, noun
- dis·al·low·ance, noun
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How to use disallow in a sentence
The Capitals had an early goal disallowed after replay review, and the contest went to the third period scoreless.Capitals beat Bruins in a shootout, making for a happy Zdeno Chara homecoming | Samantha Pell | March 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Stefanski can’t coach the Browns remotely because the NFL has long disallowed any outside communication into games between kickoff and the final whistle.Browns shake off their history, secure first playoff win since 1995 | Adam Kilgore, Des Bieler | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
As significantly, by the end of 2022, Google will disallow the use of so-called third-party cookies on Chrome, the Google browser that accounts for more than 60% of global Internet use.
Meanwhile, California’s 2015 law disallows using the Washington Football Team’s former name or logo and bans schools from buying new equipment featuring that branding, but it allows them to continue using existing equipment until it wears out.Hundreds Of Schools Are Still Using Native Americans As Team Mascots | Hope Allchin | October 12, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
And, you know, this country, the world really, has such a complicated history when it comes to drugs that are allowed or disallowed.How Are Psychedelics and Other Party Drugs Changing Psychiatry? (Ep. 433) | Stephen J. Dubner | October 1, 2020 | Freakonomics
I refuse to disallow the Palestinians the right to their pain or their narrative, either.
I refuse to disallow my people our right to our pain, or to our joy.
I was opposed to this project, and besought the Viceroy to disallow it.The Pacification of Burma | Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
The physical history of our globe is a study the importance of which no one at the present day is likely to disallow.Italian Alps | Douglas William Freshfield
They disallow that the good Samaritan and the Levite had exactly the same exterior stimuli.Looking Back | Merrick Abner Richardson
The Secretary of State may at any time disallow or suspend any certificate given under this section.Experiments on Animals | Stephen Paget
Both the First and the Second Alkibiadês appear to me genuine, even upon the showing of those very critics who disallow them.
British Dictionary definitions for disallow
to reject as untrue or invalid
- disallowable, adjective
- disallowance, noun
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