Definition of disapply in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈplʌɪ/

verb (disapplies, disapplying, disapplied)

[with object]
Treat (something) as inapplicable: British courts are under obligation to disapply Acts where they conflict with European law
More example sentences
  • We are in the process of trying to remove that particular element of the - or disapply that element of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, as promised by the Home Secretary.
  • The necessary 75% majority for a special resolution under Section 95 Companies Act 1985 disapplying the existing shareholders' pre-emption rights was not realistically obtainable.
  • Obviously one does not have the full judgment there but that suggests, at any rate, that the fact that the case may have wider ramifications than the immediate parties to it is not necessarily room for disapplying the general rule.



Example sentences
  • Overall it was thought that she would require an educational environment where she could benefit from access to the full national curriculum, with some modifications or disapplications.
  • As a general rule of thumb, the longer the delay after the occurrence of the matters giving rise to the cause of action the more likely it is that the balance of prejudice will swing against disapplication.
  • The significance of the use of express words of disapplication of section 4A of IRRA in section 20C is that they appear in the same section of TMA as that with which we are concerned.

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