disown responsibility

refuse to be responsible for

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • disown — I (deny the validity) verb abjure, abnegate, affirm the contrary, annul, call in question, challenge, confute, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, countermand, demur, deny, deny absolutely, deny peremptorily, deny the possibility, deny… …   Law dictionary

  • disown — disownment, n. /dis ohn /, v.t. to refuse to acknowledge as belonging or pertaining to oneself; deny the ownership of or responsibility for; repudiate; renounce: to disown one s heirs; to disown a published statement. [1610 20; DIS 1 + OWN] Syn.… …   Universalium

  • disown — [[t]dɪso͟ʊn[/t]] disowns, disowning, disowned VERB If you disown someone or something, you say or show that you no longer want to have any connection with them or any responsibility for them. [V n] The man who murdered the girl is no son of mine …   English dictionary

  • disown — dis•own [[t]dɪsˈoʊn[/t]] v. t. to refuse to acknowledge ownership of or responsibility for • Etymology: 1610–20 dis•own′ment, n …   From formal English to slang

  • disown — /dɪsˈoʊn / (say dis ohn) verb (t) to refuse to acknowledge as belonging or relating to oneself; deny the ownership of or responsibility for; repudiate; renounce. –disowner, noun –disownment, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • disclaim the responsibility for — index disown (refuse to acknowledge) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wash one's hands of — DISOWN, renounce, reject, forswear, disavow, give up on, turn one s back on, cast aside, abandon; formal abjure. → wash * * * phrasal : to disclaim or renounce interest in, responsibility for, or further connection with resigned and washed his… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Michael Williams (Neighbours) — Michael Williams Neighbours character Portrayed by Sandy Winton Introduced by Susan Bower Duration 2010–12 First appearance …   Wikipedia

  • disclaim — dis·claim /dis klām/ vi: to make a disclaimer vt 1: to reject or relinquish a claim to (as an interest in an estate) 2 a: to deny or reject the right, validity, or authority of b: to negate or limit the rights under (a warranty) dis·claim·ant /… …   Law dictionary

  • disclaim — disclaim, disavow, repudiate, disown, disallow mean to refuse to admit, accept, or approve. Disclaim implies re fusal to admit or accept a claim, but it may apply specifically to a legal claim one has upon property or to a title {the son… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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