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disclaimer

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noun dis·claim·er \-ˈklā-mər\

Simple Definition of disclaimer

  • : a statement that is meant to prevent an incorrect understanding of something (such as a book, a movie, or an advertisement)

Full Definition of disclaimer

  1. 1 a :  a denial or disavowal of legal claim :  relinquishment of or formal refusal to accept an interest or estate b :  a writing that embodies a legal disclaimer

  2. 2 a :  denial, disavowal b :  repudiation

Examples of disclaimer

  1. The documentary opens with a disclaimer that many of its scenes are fictional re-creations of real events.

  2. <one brother filed a disclaimer, allowing all of the estate to go to his poorer siblings>



15th Century

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15th century


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