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Disallow   /dˌɪsəlˈaʊ/   Listen

(past & past part. disallowed; pres. part. disallowing)
Command against.  Synonyms: forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto.  "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store" , "Dad nixed our plans"

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"Disallow" Quotes from Famous Books

... is their discipline, and is all necessary to their welfare. It is a repulsive condition of life in which such degrading SURVEILLANCE is necessary. You may affirm that an absolute despotism is the only government fit for Dahomey, and I may not disallow it; but when you go on and say that Dahomey is the happiest country in the world, why—I refer you to Dogberry. Now the parents of a child are, from the nature of the case, absolute despots. They may be ...
— Gala-days • Gail Hamilton

... argued before the Court was that of the validity of a congressional excise. Yet as late as 1800 we find Justice Samuel Chase of Maryland, who had succeeded Blair in 1795, expressing skepticism as to the right of the Court to disallow acts of Congress on the ground of their unconstitutionality, though at the same time admitting that the prevailing opinion among bench and bar ...
— John Marshall and the Constitution - A Chronicle of the Supreme Court, Volume 16 In The - Chronicles Of America Series • Edward S. Corwin

... houses. The Federal Parliament is quinquennial, the local legislatures quadrennial. The lieutenant-governors of the provinces are appointed by the governor-general in council. The governor-general (appointed by the King, though paid by Canada) has a right to disallow or reserve bills for imperial consent; but the veto is seldom exercised, though the imperial authorities practically disallowed temporarily the preferential clauses of 1897. The Constitution of Canada can be altered only by Imperial Parliament, but for all practical ...
— The Stamps of Canada • Bertram Poole

... I will pray. Do Thou That ownest the soul, Yet wilt grant control To another, nor disallow For a ...
— Dramatic Romances • Robert Browning

Words linked to "Disallow" :   permit, ban, criminalize, allow, illegalise, illegalize, debar, outlaw, enjoin, criminalise, bar, require, exclude, command

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