disallowable

disallow

[dis-uh-lou]
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; Middle English < Old French desallouer. See dis-1, allow

disallowable, adjective
disallowableness, noun
disallowance, noun
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disallow (ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ)
 
vb
1.  to reject as untrue or invalid
2.  to cancel
 
disal'lowable
 
adj
 
disal'lowance
 
n

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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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