Disallow Definition

dĭsə-lou
disallowed, disallowing, disallows
verb
disallowed, disallowing, disallows
To refuse to allow.
American Heritage
To refuse to allow; reject as untrue, invalid, or illegal.
Webster's New World
The prisoners were disallowed to contact with a lawyer.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
allowpermit

Origin of Disallow

  • Middle English disallowen from Old French desalouer to reprimand des- dis- alouer to approve allow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French desalouer; synchronically analyzable as dis- +‎ allow.

    From Wiktionary

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