disown


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to refuse to recognize or acknowledge

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prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting

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His own father therefore, disowns him for ever and ever, as a unnat'ral young beggar.
Hemp the officer reads out periodically at the Sheriffs' Court--young gentlemen of very good family often, only that the latter disowns them; frequenters of billiard-rooms and estaminets, patrons of foreign races and gaming- tables.
Dialects are part of the wonderful heritage of our country; I have misgivings about anyone who doesn't possess one, and decry those who try to force our children to disown what is rightfully theirs.
When Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and Katie (Heather Tom) told him about their plans to marry, he threatened to disown Wyatt and file for full custody of Will, taking him away from Katie.
The statement prompted MQM Pakistan to convene a meeting, in which it was decided to disown Nadeem Nusrat.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune , the Eastern Jikany community said it has terminated Gatkuoth's membership and called on all its members to disown the general.
It's too late to get him off the ballot paper, but Nicola Sturgeon still has plenty of time to publicly disown him as a candidate.
So what made him suddenly remember that fact and decide to disown the woman?
Vacation homes are the most popular item people plan to disown this summer (15%), followed by cars (14%).
When Jesus told Peter: "Before the cock crows, you will have disowned me three times", Peter declared: "Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you" (Matt.
Libya: Libya s defected former number two Abdessalam Jalloud has urged the tribe of strongman Moamer Kadhafi to disown the embattled "tyrant", in a statement aired Sunday on Al-Jazeera news channel.
James Essien, 78, claimed to have a lawyer lined up and was willing to go to court to officially disown the midfielder for neglecting him.
A typical aak nama will jostle random discontent in the following: "I disown my son/daughter due to their 'disobedience'" - a commonly misemployed excuse.
He denounced the extremist language of Jeremiah Wright while refusing to disown an elder whose oratory is more complicated than a handful of sound bites.
It also says that in the long run it is not enough just to condemn or disown extremist elements: 'They must eventually be engaged in the conversation.