What does the word disallow mean?

Usage examples for disallow

  1. Our people do not vote in mass for anything; they pick out captains of thought, they pick out the men that do know, and they send them to the Legislature to think for them, and then the people afterward ratify or disallow them. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  2. Of her he says: I was never married but once and commend their resolution who never marry twice, not that I disallow of second, nor in all cases of polygamy, which, considering the unequal number of the sexes, may also be necessary. – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  3. I understand why you would accept nothing from the hands of the English; and also why you would hesitate to assume a power which the government at home would doubtless disallow. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
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