UK [ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "disallow":
present tense I/you/we/they disallow he/she/it disallows present participle disallowing past tense disallowed past participle disallowed
to say officially that something cannot be accepted because it is illegal or not allowed by the rules

English dictionary. 2014.


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  • disallow — dis·al·low /ˌdi sə lau̇/ vt 1: to deny the truth, force, or validity of disallow ed the deduction disallow a bankruptcy claim 2: to refuse to allow disallow payment of benefits dis·al·low·ance …   Law dictionary

  • disallow — dis‧al‧low [ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ] verb [transitive] to officially refuse to allow or accept something: • The court will examine the costs and expenses sought and disallow those that it considers have not been properly incurred . * * * disallow UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • Disallow — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disallow — late 14c., to refuse to praise, from O.Fr. desalouer to blame, from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + alouer (see ALLOW (Cf. allow)); meaning to reject is from 1550s. Related: Disallowed; disallowing; disallowance …   Etymology dictionary

  • disallow — vb *disclaim, disavow, repudiate, disown Analogous words: reject, refuse, spurn (see DECLINE): *deny, gain say, traverse: debar, shut out, *exclude Antonyms: allow Contrasted words: *grant, concede: acquiesce, accede, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disallow — [v] reject, prohibit abjure, cancel, censor, debar, deny, disacknowledge, disavow, disclaim, dismiss, disown, embargo, exclude, forbid, keep back, kill, nix*, pass on, proscribe, put down, rebuff, refuse, repudiate, shut out, taboo*, veto,… …   New thesaurus

  • disallow — ► VERB ▪ declare invalid. DERIVATIVES disallowance noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disallow — [dis΄ə lou′] vt. [ME disalouen < Anglo Fr desalouer, to blame, disapprove of: see DIS & ALLOW] to refuse to allow; reject as untrue, invalid, or illegal disallowance n …   English World dictionary

  • disallow — disallowable, adj. disallowableness, n. disallowance, n. /dis euh low /, v.t. 1. to refuse to allow; reject; veto: to disallow a claim for compensation. 2. to refuse to admit the truth or validity of: to disallow the veracity of a report. [1350… …   Universalium

  • disallow — verb Disallow is used with these nouns as the object: ↑goal …   Collocations dictionary

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