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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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 in a sentence

  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

First Known Use of disclaimer

15th century


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disclaimer

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noun dis·claim·er \dis-ˈklā-mər\

Legal Definition of disclaimer

  1. 1 :  a refusal or disavowal of something that one has a right to claim; specifically :  a relinquishment or formal refusal to accept an interest or estate — see also qualified disclaimer

  2. 2 :  a denial of responsibility for a thing or act: as a :  a negation or limitation of the rights under a warranty given by a seller to a buyer b :  a denial of coverage by an insurance company

  3. 3 :  a writing that embodies a disclaimer



Origin and Etymology of disclaimer

Anglo-French desclamer, from desclamer to disavow, deny, from Old French des-, prefix marking reversal + clamer to claim — see claim


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