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Disallow  v. t.  (past & past part. disallowed; pres. part. disallowing)  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." "That the edicts of Caesar we may at all times disallow, but the statutes of God for no reason we may reject." Note: This verb was sometimes followed by of; as, "What follows, if we disallow of this?" See Allow.
Synonyms: To disapprove; prohibit; censure; reject.

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"Disallow" Quotes from Famous Books

... be it from the candid Muse to tread Insulting o'er the ashes of the dead: But, just to living merit, she maintains, And dares the test, whilst Garrick's genius reigns, Ancients in vain endeavour to excel, Happily praised, if they could act as well. But, though prescription's force we disallow, Nor to antiquity submissive bow; 940 Though we deny imaginary grace, Founded on accidents of time and place, Yet real worth of every growth shall bear Due praise; nor must we, Quin, forget thee there. His words bore sterling weight; nervous and strong, In ...
— Poetical Works • Charles Churchill

... education. By the British North America act of 1867 the legislature of each province may exclusively make laws in relation to education, but at the same time protection is afforded to denominational or dissentient schools by giving authority to the Dominion government to disallow an act clearly infringing the rights or privileges of a religious minority, or to obtain remedial legislation from parliament itself according to the circumstances of the case. From 1871 until 1875 the government of the ...
— Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 • John G. Bourinot

... Rabble. Joy to the people for the tyrant's death! Oppression, rapine, banishment, and blood, Are now no more; but speechless as that tongue, That lies for ever still. How is my grief divided with my joy, When I must own I killed him! Bid me speak; For not to bid me, is to disallow What for your ...
— The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) - The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian • John Dryden

... be compelled to do open penance, or else redeem the same for money; as for penance, we answer it consisteth in the arbitre of a judge who ought to enjoin such penance as might profit for correction of the fault. Whereupon we disallow that judge's doing who taketh money for penance for lucre or advantage, not regarding the reformation of sin as he ought to do. But when open penance may sometimes work in certain persons more hurt than good, it is commendable ...
— The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3) • James Anthony Froude

... Victorian Legislature passes a bill, (e.g. expelling Chinese from the Colony,) which the Home Government representing the British Parliament deems opposed to Imperial interests, then the Government can either direct the Governor to refuse his assent to the law, or cause the Crown to disallow it, and thus in any case make it void. When we add to all this that there are many occasions, which we can here only allude to, on which a Colonial Governor can, and does, act so as to hinder courses of action which conflict with English ...
— England's Case Against Home Rule • Albert Venn Dicey

... his humble duty to your Majesty, and begs to inform you that the Cabinet have determined to advise your Majesty to disallow Lord Durham's ordinance, and to announce the same to ...
— The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843) • Queen Victoria

Words linked to "Disallow" :   allow, ban, interdict, exclude, enjoin, prohibit, criminalize, permit, bar, veto, criminalise, command, forbid, outlaw, debar, illegalise, require, nix, illegalize

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