unown

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From un- +‎ own.

Verb[edit]

unown (third-person singular simple present unowns, present participle unowning, simple past and past participle unowned)

  1. (rare) To cease ownership.
  2. (rare) To disown.
    Thine offspring, too, unown'd and wand'ring all --Charlotte Dacre

Usage notes[edit]

The basic form of the verb was used in 1657 (meaning to disown); the participles occur rarely.

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