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dis ohn

  • v  prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
  • v  cast off

  • He did not disown his racial identity, tossing off laugh lines like, "How can I not think of myself as a black man? I shave.
  • The Parliament's speaker Aboubacar Sompare who by law should have stepped in as leader-urged soldiers not directly involved in the putsch to disown Camara.
  • It would have been easy for him to disown our friendship, but he is not that kind of person.
News & Articles

  • Sunrun Survey Finds Nearly 92 Million Americans Plan to Participate in “Disownership” this Summer
    Sunrun, the nation’s leading home solar company, today announced the results of a national survey exploring consumer behaviors around renting, borrowing or leasing traditionally-owned items – also known as “disownership.” The survey found that Americans across all ages and geographies are joining the movement, with nearly 40 percent of people, or 92 million Americans1, planning to “disown” this ...
    June 11, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Barack Obama in The Daily Star
    Refusing to repudiate his pastor Obama said: "I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother."

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