Disown

Dis*own"

(?), v. t. [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.
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2. To refuse to acknowledge or allow; to deny.
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Then they, who brother's better claim disown,
Expel their parents, and usurp the throne.
Dryden.

Syn. -- To disavow; disclaim; deny; abnegate; renounce; disallow.
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