3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Disown \Dis*own"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Disowned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disowning}.]

1. 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.

2. 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

disowning \disowning\ n. the refusal to acknowledge (something or somebody) as one's own.

Syn: disownment. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: refusal to acknowledge as one's own [syn: {disownment}, {disowning}]

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