Dis·own v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disowned p. pr. & vb. n. Disowning.]
1. To refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one's self; to disavow or deny, as connected with one's self personally; as, a parent can hardly disown his child; an author will sometimes disown his writings.
2. To refuse to acknowledge or allow; to deny.
Then they, who brother's better claim disown,
Expel their parents, and usurp the throne. --Dryden.
Syn: -- To disavow; disclaim; deny; abnegate; renounce; disallow.
v : prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
[syn: disinherit] [ant: bequeath]