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Word: disavowal

Definition: denial; disclaiming; repudiating; disowning; V. disavow; CF. disclaim


Sentences Containing 'disavowal'

In response to some early denunciations of the doctrine, its proponents attributed the LDS Church's disavowal of the doctrine to what they perceived to be a general intellectual or spiritual retreat by the church from doctrines felt to be excessively challenging to their preconceptions.
Nietzsche was an unabashed "radical aristocrat" who admired archaic Homeric individualism, the Viking warlords who became the Normans who sublimated their warlike energy into administrating Europe, personally from childhood was enmeshed in the feudal, martial element remaining in bourgeois culture; and Nietzsche's disavowal and irreverence for the Imperial Germany of his time was solely due to it policy of compromising with the "anarchist-socialist dogs", making concessions to democratic and socialistic demands Nietzsche found intolerable for cultural reasons.
Since disavowal of a feudal bond was considered a felony, lords could escheat land from those who refused to be true to their feudal services.

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