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Synonyms for disownment

refusal to acknowledge as one's own

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The incident occurred at the outskirts of Latakia is a shameful attack that was carried out by some fundamentalist militias, the coalition commented in a message it sent to Human Rights Watch, affirming at the same time its full commitment to the international law of human rights and disownment of perpetrators of the Latakia crime.
She must have been emotionally devastated by the disownment she received from her long time boss.
In addition, when the lives of prostitutes have been examined, it has been found that many have come from broken family environments that had been imbued with trauma and devastation (Hahn, 1989; Schneider, 2007), such as molestation, abuse and neglect, disownment, and other modes of parental disengagement.
Divorce and family disownment are both common consequences of the condition.
Social factors already present may complicate these families' lived experiences through, for example, disownment from family or lack of recognition for a partner or children in the relationship (Kurdek, 2001).
In only two others, was a White parental disownment permanent.
Their shared solitude on the train to Orvieto is a metaphor for disownment and itself a version of failed transcendence.
It is a matter of record that, in Pakistan, if one decides to follow up on a disclaimer of disownment, they will usually find the sullied spectre of disinheritance looming in the background.
In a letter published on a website affiliated to Hamas, Mr Yousef wrote that, "my family [wife and children] announce our complete disownment of the one who was once our eldest son, who is called Mosab, who is now in America.
Akol, then followed by the substitutions of party popular candidates with those who are directly loyal to the president and his colleagues in the political bureau, then the complete disownment of these popular candidates.
The story of a mother's disownment of her lawless son was simply Williams's way of scratching "below the surface" of Wood's disturbing couple and bringing "art back to real life.
They receive threats of disownment from their parents.