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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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Examples for disallow
  • Officials can't use replay to disallow a basket for interference.
  • disallow antibiotics in farm animals except to cure an infection.
  • Most likely, though, there won't be enough genetic variance to disallow interbreeding.
  • What happens when some city council decides to disallow all protests.
  • But why should you disallow scientists to continue to explain to the public.
  • Well within the judge's discretion to disallow for a variety of valid reasons.
  • Create the command allow and/or disallow files, if command access control is required.
  • If rule applies, disallow general contractor's general overhead and profit.
  • disallow all traffic outbound from servers harboring sensitive data.
  • System safeguards are in place to disallow improper or unacceptable information.
British Dictionary definitions for disallow

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 disallow
disallow
late 14c., "to refuse to praise," from O.Fr. desalouer "to blame" (see dis- + allow); meaning "to reject" is from 1550s.
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