Dis`al*low" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disallowed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disallowing.] [Pref. dis- + allow: cf. OF. desalouer, desloer, to blame, dissuade.]

To refuse to allow; to deny the force or validity of; to disown and reject; as, the judge disallowed the executor's charge.

To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God. 1 Pet. ii. 4.

That the edicts of Caesar we may at all times disallow, but the statutes of God for no reason we may reject. Milton.

⇒ This verb was sometimes followed by of; as, "What follows, if we disallow of this?" Shak. See Allow.

Syn. -- To disapprove; prohibit; censure; reject.

 

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