disallow

[ dis-uh-lou ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈlaʊ /

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.

Nearby words

  1. disaggregate,
  2. disaggregation,
  3. disagree,
  4. disagreeable,
  5. disagreement,
  6. disallowable,
  7. disambiguate,
  8. disambiguation,
  9. disannul,
  10. disappear

Origin of disallow

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

Related formsdis·al·low·a·ble, adjectivedis·al·low·a·ble·ness, noundis·al·low·ance, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for disallowable

disallow

/ (ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ) /

verb (tr)

to reject as untrue or invalid
to cancel
Derived Formsdisallowable, adjectivedisallowance, noun

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Word Origin and History for disallowable
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