Meaning of disown

dis•own

Pronunciation: (dis-ōn'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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