Disallow meaning

dĭsə-lou
To refuse to allow.
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To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
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To refuse to allow; reject as untrue, invalid, or illegal.
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The prisoners were disallowed to contact with a lawyer.

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The goal was disallowed because the player was offside.

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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