Definitions

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  • n. Act of disowning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of disowning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of disowning; repudiation; specifically, expulsion from membership in the Society of Friends.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. refusal to acknowledge as one's own

Etymologies

disown +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I've been disowned; actually, it's been more of a mutual disownment and my trust in the family is blown to bits.

    It's her birthday and she should cry if she wants to

  • To be absent from this weekly ritual was to risk disownment.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • The day her father had thrown her out of the house, accusing her of making disownment a family trait.

    Gold of Kings

  • Ratha's discovery of fire and the subsequent disownment from the clan is an interesting take on the man vs. society theme in young adult literature.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • If parents wave the dread “disownment” over their kids, they should expect their bluff will be called.

    Something New

  • This disownment deteriorating itself into tamasic indolence finally drove away the spirit of God from the affairs of the world.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • I understand that a family name is a really big deal in Arabic culture and this represents a huge disownment on the part of his family.

    July 2005

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I've had to face public opinion, I've had to face disownment from my father.

    CNN Transcript Dec 2, 2006

  • The disownment by the Meeting was a serious penalty.

    Quaker Hill A Sociological Study

  • They were scarcely settled amid their new surroundings before the sisters received a formal notice of their disownment by the Society of Friends because of Angelina's marriage.

    The Grimke Sisters

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