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- 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
Related formsdis·al·low·a·ble, adjectivedis·al·low·a·ble·ness, noundis·al·low·ance, noun
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English
word from Old French
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British Dictionary definitions for disallowable
Derived Formsdisallowable, adjectivedisallowance, noun
- to reject as untrue or invalid
- to cancel
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Word Origin and History for disallowable
late 14c., "to refuse to praise," from Old French desalouer "to blame," from des- (see dis-) + alouer (see allow); meaning "to reject" is from 1550s. Related: Disallowed; disallowing; disallowance.
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