Legal Dictionary

disown

Definition of disown

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -əʊn

Verb

to disown (third-person singular simple present disowns, present participle disowning, simple past and past participle disowned)

  1. To refuse to own or to refuse to acknowledge one's own.

    Lord Capulet and his wife threatened to disown their daughter Juliet if she didn't go through with marrying Count Paris.

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