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Noun: disowning  dis'ow-ning
  1. Refusal to acknowledge as one's own
    - disownment
Verb: disown  dis'own
  1. Prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
    "You cannot disown a child simply by failing to mention that child in your will";
    - disinherit
  2. Cast off
    "She disowned her husband";
    - renounce, repudiate

Type of: deprive, reject, renunciation, repudiation

Encyclopedia: Disowning