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disallow

Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ/

Translation of disallow in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [formal] [claim/evidence] [Law/Derecho] rechazar*, desestimar; [goal] anular
    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.

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