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disown

verb [T not continuous] uk   /dɪˈsəʊn/ us    /-ˈsoʊn/
to make it known that you no longer have any connection with someone that you were closely connected with: It's a story set in the last century about a girl whose parents disowned her when she married a foreigner.
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