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 n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb abjure, abnegate, abrogate, contradict, contravene, controvert, deny, disaffirm, disagree, disapprove, disavow, disclaim, discredit, disown, dispute, dissent, impugn, negate, not accept, not comply, not confirm, object, oppose, protest, rebuff, rebut, refuse, refuse to acknowledge, refuse to allow, refuse to corroborate, refuse to grant, refute, reject, renunciate, repudiate, repulse, resist, spurn, vetare, withhold approval associated concepts: disallow a claim, notice of disallowance II index ban, bar (exclude), censor, condemn (ban), constrain (restrain), controvert, debar, deny (contradict), disaffirm, disapprove (reject), dismiss (put out of consideration), disown (deny the validity), disown (refuse to acknowledge), dissent (withhold assent), eliminate (exclude), enjoin, exclude, forbid, forestall, gainsay, halt, inhibit, interdict, interfere, negate, prohibit, proscribe (prohibit), rebuff, refuse, reject, repudiate, restrain, restrict, stop, withhold

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To exclude; reject; deny the force or validity of.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To exclude; reject; deny the force or validity of.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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