[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM disallowdis·al·low·a·ble, adjectivedis·al·low·a·ble·ness, noundis·al·low·ance, noun
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How to use disallow in a sentence
In this new world, third-party cookies will be disallowed, but first-party cookies will remain.How A.I. can make digital advertising less creepy|jakemeth|December 17, 2020|Fortune
Before he left Canada he proclaimed the act of indemnity, and notified her majesty's disallowance of the ordinance.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Owing to the disallowance of the Oaths Bill there was no report from the committee.The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3|John Charles Dent
The chief crown instrument for achieving harmony was the right of royal disallowance of colonial legislation.The Colonization of North America|Herbert Eugene Bolton
In Crown Colonies the allowance or disallowance of any Law is generally signified by despatch.England's Case Against Home Rule|Albert Venn Dicey
If it found an act unsatisfactory, it recommended to the king the exercise of his veto power, known as the royal disallowance.History of the United States|Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
British Dictionary definitions for disallow
/ (ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ) /
to reject as untrue or invalid
Derived forms of disallowdisallowable, adjectivedisallowance, noun
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