Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Denial or negation of something said or done; refutation.
  • noun In law, overthrow or annulment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of disaffirming; denial; negation.
  • noun (Law) Overthrow or annulment by the decision of a superior tribunal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law The act of disaffirming; denial.
  • noun law Overthrow or annulment by the decision of a superior tribunal.

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Examples

  • An eminent Judge in our own State once threw out the opinion that there existed in the Constitution no disaffirmance of the power of the legislature to take the property of an individual for _private uses_ with or without compensation.

    An Essay on Professional Ethics Second Edition

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