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dis- +‎ apply


disapply (third-person singular simple present disapplies, present participle disapplying, simple past and past participle disapplied)

  1. (transitive, law) To decline to apply a rule or law that previously applied
    • 2004 October 19, House of Lords Hansard for 19 Oct 2004[1], pt 5:
      If we were to accept Amendment No. 144D, the effect of that would be to disapply the definition from properties that are not yet on the market.
    • 2004 February 12, Opinion of Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo, Court of Justice of the European Communities, in Case C-443/02, point 54:
      Article 4 does not require Italy to disapply its domestic legislation governing the sale of insect repellent products on the ground that, in another Member State, Germany in this instance, their marketing is not subject to any authorisation or registration.