un-avowable

avow

[uh-vou] ,
verb (used with object)
to declare frankly or openly; own; acknowledge; confess; admit: He avowed himself an opponent of all alliances.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English avowen < Old French avoue(r) < Latin advocāre. See advocate

avowable, adjective
avower, noun
reavow, verb (used with object)
unavowable, adjective
unavowableness, noun
unavowably, adverb
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avow (əˈvaʊ)
 
vb
1.  to state or affirm
2.  to admit openly
3.  rare law to justify or maintain (some action taken)
 
[C13: from Old French avouer to confess, from Latin advocāre to appeal to, call upon; see avouch, advocate]
 
a'vowable
 
adj
 
a'vowal
 
n
 
avowed
 
adj
 
avowedly
 
adv
 
a'vower
 
n

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avow
early 13c., from O.Fr. avoer "acknowledge, accept, recognize," especially as a protector, from L. advocare (see advocate). A synonym of avouch (q.v.), which tends to contain the more technical, legal aspect of the word. Related: Avowal.
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