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disallow

[dis-uh-lou] /ˌdɪs əˈlaʊ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to refuse to allow; reject; veto:
to disallow a claim for compensation.
2.
to refuse to admit the truth or validity of:
to disallow the veracity of a report.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Old French desallouer. See dis-1, allow
Related forms
disallowable, adjective
disallowableness, noun
disallowance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dis allow

disallow

/ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to reject as untrue or invalid
2.
to cancel
Derived Forms
disallowable, adjective
disallowance, noun
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Word Origin and History for dis allow

disallow

v.

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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