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TO DISAVOW. To deny the authority by which an agent pretends to have acted as when he has exceeded the bounds of his authority.
     2. It is the duty of the principal to fulfill the contracts which have been entered into by his authorized agent; and when an agent has exceeded his authority, he ought promptly to disavow such act, so that the other party may have his remedy against the agent. See Agent; Principal.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Linnemann depicts how meth and the subsequent "methamphetamine imaginary" feed into the wider war on drugs--a war fought on the terrain of class relations and one that disavows the wider political economy.
"She should disavow these comments, if that's her position and say 'I was wrong, I was foolish'.
He now faces the daunting task of pushing forward the transition plan without control over crucial state institutions and an armed forces that has disavowed him.
Unfortunately, no progress has been made on the issues of cyber security and anti-terror fight and the business council, although Bolton confirmed that Trump wants to implement these agreements, Lavrov stated, noting that "we welcome this, but we don't want any repetition of a story after Hamburg and Helsinki, when a principal agreement on a whole number of important issues (not on any particular deal but just on resuming the channels of considering problems) was later disavowed by the Washington administration although Trump had backed these approaches.
Renzoni said that the item was placed on the agenda to disavow Mr.
An Emory University neuro-imaging study has revealed that personal values that people refuse to disavow, even when offered cash to do so, are processed differently in the brain than those values that are willingly sold.
Paul might need to not just disavow them, but disavow them with emotion, emphasizing that he recognizes how hateful they sound today." - Ron Paul: why racist newsletter flap could hurt him in Iowa, The Christian Science Monitor
Baghdad (NINA) - Iraqi Journalists Syndicate welcomed Muqtada Al Sadr's statements in which he criticized the assaults against the journalists by saying "I disavow those who assault journalists."
The Shiite Hezbollah and its allies have for months been pressing Prime Minister Saad Hariri, son of the slain former premier, to disavow the STL on grounds it is part of a US-Israeli plot.
While many people see the link the Keys disavow the influence.
The therapist who sees change as possible despite the repetitive cycle of disparate acts is needed by those who disavow parts of the self.
"The council cannot disavow its collective responsibility.