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Meaning of Disavow

To deny the authority by which an agent pretends to have acted, as when he has exceeded the bounds of his authority. It is the duty of the principal to fulfill the contracts which have been entered into by his authorized agent; and when an agent has exceeded his authority, he ought prompt'ly to disavow such act, so that the other party may have his remedy against the agent. See “Agent”; “Principal.”


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Synonyms of Disavow


  • abnegate
  • back down
  • back out
  • call back
  • declare not to be true
  • decline
  • deny
  • deny absolutely
  • deny connection with
  • deny emphatically
  • deny entirely
  • deny peremptorily
  • deny responsibility for
  • deny wholly
  • diffiteri
  • disaffirm
  • disbelieve
  • discard
  • disclaim
  • discredit
  • disdain
  • disown
  • dispense with
  • dissent
  • dissociate oneself
  • forswear
  • infitiari
  • mfitias ire
  • invalidate
  • negate
  • negative
  • not accept
  • not admit
  • not approve
  • not confirm
  • not maintain
  • not pass
  • nullify
  • pass up
  • protest
  • recall
  • recant
  • refuse
  • refuse credence
  • refuse to accept
  • refuse to acknowledge
  • refuse to admit
  • refuse to corroborate
  • reject
  • relinquish
  • renounce
  • repel
  • repudiate
  • repulse
  • rescind
  • retract
  • revoke
  • scorn
  • send back
  • set aside
  • set at naught
  • shun
  • spurn
  • take back
  • traverse
  • turn away from
  • turn back
  • turn from
  • veto
  • withdraw

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  • Article Name: Disavow
  • Author: Asian Law
  • Description: "To deny the authority by which an agent pretends to have acted, as when he has exceeded the bounds of his authority. It is [...]

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