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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gain·say v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gainsaid p. pr. & vb. n. Gainsaying.]  To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
    I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.   --Luke xxi. 15.
 The just gods gainsay
 That any drop thou borrow'dst from thy mother,
 My sacred aunt, should by my mortal sword
 Be drained.   --Shak.