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disallow

[ dis-uh-lou ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈlaʊ /
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verb (used with object)

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.

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Origin of disallow

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Old French word desallouer.See dis-1, allow

OTHER WORDS FROM disallow

dis·al·low·a·ble, adjectivedis·al·low·a·ble·ness, noundis·al·low·ance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disallow

disallow
/ (ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ) /

verb (tr)

to reject as untrue or invalid
to cancel

Derived forms of disallow

disallowable, adjectivedisallowance, noun
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