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Synonyms for disown

Synonyms for disown

to refuse to recognize or acknowledge

Synonyms for disown

prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting


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Nobody can chase me away or disown my native right in [the] Nuer community.
The battle began when the wife confronted the husband with his second marriage and insisted he divorce the second wife and disown his child and declare that he is not his father on the grounds that he was not able to copulate and reproduce.
As a first generation child, parents have a hard time understanding their child and usually are in disbelief, or worse, disown their child.
So what made him suddenly remember that fact and decide to disown the woman?
But I'm pretty sure they won't disown you when they find out you're gay.
Vacation homes are the most popular item people plan to disown this summer (15%), followed by cars (14%).
Summary: The panchayat has also directed Satish's father Azad Singh to disown his
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.
It's enough to make the Roys disown him and kick him out of the house.
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.
If Goldwater were alive today, he would disown Santorum and his allies.