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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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This disavowal reflects a lurking suspicion that some Palestinians' deaths are justified not because they posed an imminent threat to Israelis' lives, but because their lives may be expendable in the defense of Israel, since many who were injured were deemed threats because of their proximity to the border fence with Israel.
Even though the concept of the formal disavowal of the training has appeared only as an emendation to the rule of First Defeat, it can be understood with all other rules in the Vinaya.
Democrats fired back that Hurd's initial denunciation of Trump - and subsequent disavowal - was politically motivated and only came after other Republicans called on Trump to drop out.
In an interview given to Al Mayadeen TV, al-Moallem clarified that the US wanted to direct accusations at Russia after its Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov succeeded in embarrassing the US for its disavowal of the deal with Russia, adding that the US also wanted to lie and change facts in regards with what the Syrian government is doing, but it failed.
This optimism suggests a certain degree of psychological disavowal (that is, an unconscious refusal to accept the horrific possibilities encased in the onscreen proceedings) at work in the spectatorship of disaster.
He continued this disavowal until his death, in jail, in 1998.
It wasn't a disavowal, it was her claim to a free space." This line from a letter Jefferson's mother wrote to a friend reappears throughout Negroland.
In the 1980s, Iran insisted on holding "disavowal of infidels" events on the annual hajj--rallies denouncing Israel and the United States.
Washington, March 22 (Petra)--US President Barack Obama said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes it "hard to find a path" toward serious negotiations to resolve the issue.
Netanyahu's disavowal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been met with alarm in the United States.
For Shulem Deen, whose memoir All Who Go Do Not Return, out this month from Graywolf Press, asking whywhy do we live this way, why do we believe what we believeled to his being declared a heretic by New Square's rabbinical court, the fallout including a divorce from his wife of almost 15 years, the loss of visitation rights to his five children, and eventually, his disavowal of Hasidic life.
This startling disavowal of the two-state solution went against the core of the official Israeli position, even if it has been ignored in reality.