from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To deny or contradict. See Synonyms at deny.
  • transitive v. Law To repudiate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To deny, contradict or repudiate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To assert the contrary of; to contradict; to deny; -- said of that which has been asserted.
  • transitive v. To refuse to confirm; to annul, as a judicial decision, by a contrary judgment of a superior tribunal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deny; contradict.
  • In law, to overthrow or annul, as in the reversal of a judicial decision, or where one, having made a contract while an infant, repudiates it after coming of age.


dis- +‎ affirm (Wiktionary)



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