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disallow

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌdɪsəˈlaʊ/
to state officially that something cannot be accepted or allowed, because it has not been done in the correct way: The monopolies legislation disallows mergers of major companies within one industry. disallow claims/deductions/regulations
Translations of “disallow”
in Spanish rechazar…
in French rejeter…
in German nicht erlauben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不承認, 駁回, 不允許…
in Russian отклонять, не засчитывать…
in Turkish reddetmek, onaylamamak, izin vermemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不承认, 驳回, 不允许…
in Polish odrzucać, nie uznawać…
(Definition of disallow from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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