• WordNet 3.6
    • v disallow command against "I forbid you to call me late at night","Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store","Dad nixed our plans"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Disallow To refuse to allow; to deny the force or validity of; to disown and reject; as, the judge disallowed the executor's charge.☞ This verb was sometimes followed by of; as, “What follows, if we disallow of this?” Shak. See Allow. "To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God.""That the edicts of Cæsar we may at all times disallow , but the statutes of God for no reason we may reject."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disallow To refuse or withhold permission to or for; refuse to allow, sanction, grant, or authorize; disapprove: as, to disallow items in an account.
    • disallow To decline or refuse to receive; reject; disown.
    • disallow Synonyms To prohibit, forbid, condemn, set aside, repudiate.
    • disallow To refuse allowance or toleration; withhold sanction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disallow dis-al-low′ not to allow: to refuse permission to: to deny the authority of: to reject
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. dis-, + allow,: cf. OF. desalouer, desloer, to blame, dissuade


In literature:

It accepts and rejects, approves and disallows.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
This Act was then before Sir John's Cabinet and he was under strong pressure to disallow it.
"The Day of Sir John Macdonald" by Joseph Pope
But the prime minister Melbourne, always a timorous friend, bent before the blast, and Durham's ordinance was disallowed.
"The Winning of Popular Government" by Archibald Macmechan
But then, how if she had disallowed it?
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
This measure was at once disallowed by the Dominion Government.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
The scheme had been disallowed in 1854 by the Colonial Office, but now the way was open.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
It is this hope the pessimists would disallow.
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.
The litigation of 1834 had arisen through the manufacture of "faggot votes," which were eventually disallowed, and had to be struck off.
"The Annals of Willenhall" by Frederick William Hackwood
Only I am disappointed much, but he says I may come again soon, when no one shall disallow me.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
What William Douglas allowed, how could she disallow?
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson

In poetry:

First I will pray. Do Thou
That ownest the soul,
Yet wilt grant control
To another, nor disallow
For a time, restrain me now!
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning
And then outspake the judges since the debt the Heirs avowed:
"If it be the Cid's desire, it is not disallowed.
So we ordain, for such wise with our pleasure doth it sort,
That ye repay it to him in this place before the court."
"The Lay of the Cid - Cantar III" by Anonymous European

In news:

Klose admits to handball, Lazio goal disallowed.
Of Health and Human Services in action challenging defendant's administrative decision that disallowed portion of request for reimbursement of Medicare expenses submitted by plaintiffs-group of Ill.
In Bolivia, government disallows ' mestizo ' as ethnic category in census.
The State Department of Education has sent a letter to the Dougherty County School System demanding reclassification or reimbursement of $134,626 in disallowed Title I expenditures.
Catania had a goal ruled out Sunday before Juventus took the lead with a strike that should have been disallowed for offside.
Tottenham Hotspur's Clint Dempsey heads the ball to score a disallowed goal against Lazio during their Europa League soccer match at White H.
I rather thought this would be a public health issue like the one that disallows bare feet in public places.
A key proponent of those easements was Denver attorney Rodney Atherton, whose many clients found themselves owing significant sums in back taxes when federal and state taxing authorities disallowed the credits they claimed.
Is there a more perfect video clip from last night's Rangers game than the one of John Tortorella's reaction to the disallowed game-tying goal in the final seconds.
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association hasacknowledged that an error occurred on a goal that was disallowed inFriday (Jan 11) night's conference game between host University ofDenver and visiting University of Wisconsin.
The IRS, subsequently, disallowed the $6K contribution having me pay the taxes due on the previously taken deduction during subsequent tax year.
Though the city has disallowed exterior shooting until Friday at the earliest in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, at least one studio is back open.
David Axelrod claims no "snub" of Bibi Netanyahu was intended when the Obami disallowed any cameras, held no press conference, and leaked its continuing bullying of Israel.
No…because a celebration follows, and USC is flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, and the officials disallow the touchdown, making the final score 17-14.
Disallowing access is the only guaranteed technique for preventing unwanted destruction.

In science:

Although O, Fe gives the best fit, He, O cannot be ruled out, P - P is disallowed.
Spectral Features and Masses in the PeV Region
Thus tan β = 3 lies just inside the LEP allowed region, while it disallows tan β ≤ 2.4.
Higgs and SUSY Searches at LHC : An Overview
The disallowed region extends over tan β < ∼ 5 for a more typical value of the mixing parameter, At ≃ 1 TeV.
Higgs and SUSY Searches at LHC : An Overview
However there are two strips adjacent to the disallowed regions I and II, which predict right DM relic densities.
Higgs and SUSY Searches at LHC : An Overview
Taken together with some of the limits on SEP violation discussed above, and with solar-system experiments, they can be used to disallow certain regions of the parameter space of these alternate theories.
Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing