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Meaning of DISALLOW

Pronunciation:  `disu'law

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"

DISALLOW is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: forbid, interdict, prohibit, proscribe, veto
 Antonyms: allow, countenance, let, permit
 See Also: ban, bar, command, compel, criminalise, criminalize, debar, enjoin, exclude, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw, require



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis`al*low"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disallowed}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Disallowing}.] [Pref. dis- + allow: cf. OF.
desalouer, desloer, to blame, dissuade.]
To refuse to allow; to deny the force or validity of; to
disown and reject; as, the judge disallowed the executor's

      To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed
      indeed of men, but chosen of God.        --1 Pet. ii.

      That the edicts of C[ae]sar we may at all times
      disallow, but the statutes of God for no reason we may
      reject.                                  --Milton.

Note: This verb was sometimes followed by of; as, ``What
      follows, if we disallow of this?'' --Shak. See {Allow}.

Syn: To disapprove; prohibit; censure; reject.

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