Definition for DIS-A-VOW'

DIS-A-VOW', v.t. [dis and avow. See Vow.]

  1. To deny; to disown; to deny to be true, as a fact or charge respecting one's self; as, he was charged with embezzlement, but he disavows the fact. A man may disavow his name or signature; he may disavow a knowledge of a fact, or his concern in a transaction. Opposed to own or acknowledge.
  2. To deny; to disown; to reject.
  3. To dissent from; not to admit as true or justifiable; not to vindicate. The envoy disavowed some parts of the President's proclamation.

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