What does the word disown mean?

Usage examples for disown

  1. Thee cannot disown her. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. He said that it was a highly unconstitutional act, which exposed him, were the Chamber of Deputies to disown it, to an indictment for high treason. – Cavour by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco