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tr.v. dis·owned, dis·own·ing, dis·owns
To refuse to acknowledge or accept as one's own; repudiate.
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Noun1.disowning - refusal to acknowledge as one's own
renunciation, repudiation - rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid; "Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated"
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BAGHDAD / NINA /-The MP of Saairun Alliance, Rami al-Sakini said that many MPs are considering resigning, as a pressure card and openly declaring their disowning from not passing important legislation.
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Summary: New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday took a potshot at the Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 'disowning' political activist Ghulam Nabi Patel who was shot dead by terrorists in Rajpora area of Pulwama district.
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Before the Lebanese court could punish her, her family did their part by disowning her since she acted against Islam.