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English Dictionary: disallow by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
    Synonym(s): forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix
    Antonym(s): allow, countenance, let, permit
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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 disallowed the executor's
               To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed
               indeed of men, but chosen of God.            --1 Pet. ii.
               That the edicts of C[91]sar we may at all times
               disallow, but the statutes of God for no reason we may
               reject.                                                   --Milton.
      Note: This verb was sometimes followed by of; as, [bd]What
               follows, if we disallow of this?[b8] --Shak. See
      Syn: To disapprove; prohibit; censure; reject.
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