disallow disallow  /ˌdɪs ə ˈlaʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (v) command against

Usage(s):

  1. Because selling off part of the collection would violate the rule of several museum associations that disallow sales for any purpose other than to purchase more art.
  2. But his critics say that on a case-by-case basis he routinely comes down in favor of applying cost-benefit analysis in a way that would disallow the regulation in question.
  3. Wright agreed to disallow parts 2 and 3, leaving only the first, narrowest definition of sex in place.

News

  • Seat cushions needed at Lambeau

    I must strongly disagree with the NFL's new stadium security rules that disallow fans bringing seat cushions.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

Quotes

  • "Taxpayers shouldn't be required to pay for people's abortions. It's just that simple," Nelson said on the Senate floor. "All current federal health programs disallow the use of federal funds to help pay for health plans that include...
    on Dec 8, 2009 By: Ben Nelson Source: ABC News

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