disownment disownment

Definition(s):

  • (n) refusal to acknowledge as one's own

Usage(s):

  • CON: At a Texas literary event, Doubleday editrix Nan Talese used an Oates speech on honesty in memoirs as a cue to launch a full frontal assault on Oprah for her disownment of .

News

  • 11.5 million new Quaker records on Ancestry.com

    PROVO -- Ancestry.com has released 11.5 million new records documenting one of the most prominent groups in American history, the "Religious Society of Friends," more commonly known as Quakers. Spanning over 300 years (late 1600s - late 1900s), the collection includes birth, marriage, death, disownment, and memorial records, sourced from the Quaker's monthly meeting minutes. read more
    on April 29, 2014     Source: Standard-Examiner

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