How to Pronounce disown?

Correct pronunciation for the word "disown" is [dɪsˈə͡ʊn], [dɪsˈə‍ʊn], [d_ɪ_s_ˈəʊ_n].

"Disown" in context

Disown is an often informal action people take when they are rejecting the connection to something or someone in their lives, typically a family member. It means to refuse to accept responsibility for, or be associated with, the thing in question. It is the exact opposite of the idea of ownership.

In the legal sense, disownment has historically applied between parent and children, although it is becoming increasingly used to refer to spouses, partners, and other domestic relationships. Disownment in legal terms means to formally and legally cut off an individual's support.

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