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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 disowning
      n : refusal to acknowledge as one's own [syn: disownment]