noun dis·claim·er \-ˈklā-mər\

: 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

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

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>

First Known Use of DISCLAIMER

15th century


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