Dis*own" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disowned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disowning.]


To refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one's self; to disavow or deny, as connected with one's self personally; as, a parent can hardly disown his child; an author will sometimes disown his writings.


To refuse to acknowledge or allow; to deny.

Then they, who brother's better claim disown, Expel their parents, and usurp the throne. Dryden.

Syn. -- To disavow; disclaim; deny; abnegate; renounce; disallow.


© Webster 1913.

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