disown

[ dis-ohn ]
/ dɪsˈoʊn /

verb (used with object)

to refuse to acknowledge as belonging or pertaining to oneself; deny the ownership of or responsibility for; repudiate; renounce: to disown one's heirs; to disown a published statement.

Origin of disown

First recorded in 1610–20; dis-1 + own

Related forms

dis·own·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disown

disown

/ (dɪsˈəʊn) /

verb

(tr) to deny any connection with; refuse to acknowledge

Derived Forms

disowner, noundisownment, noun
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