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disallow Line breaks: dis|allow
Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈlaʊ/

Definition of disallow in English:


[with object]
Refuse to declare valid: he was offside and the goal was disallowed
More example sentences
  • The single grievance leading to this appeal arises out of the trial judge's refusal to disallow the evidence of what was said between the appellant and the police officers prior to arrest.
  • As such, we disallow it as a valid operation on numbers.
  • The particular Louisiana statute which allows emergency controls on firearms also clearly disallows the complete prohibition being imposed by the New Orleans chief of police.
reject, refuse, dismiss, say no to;
ban, bar, block, stop, debar, forbid, prohibit, blackball;
cancel, declare null and void, invalidate, overrule, quash, overturn, countermand, reverse, throw out, set aside;
informal give the thumbs down to, squash


Late Middle English (in the sense 'disown, refuse to accept'): from Old French desalouer.



Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsəˈlaʊəns/
Example sentences
  • But the full rigour of the regulations will be applied with claw-backs and disallowances being enforced.
  • That is why IFA is making a major push in the negotiations with Government for incentives, through tax relief and social welfare disallowances, to encourage medium-term land leasing at an affordable price.
  • I am offering to eliminate the federal powers of disallowance in exchange for the abolition of the Senate.

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