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)
Examples of disclaimer in a sentence
The documentary opens with a disclaimer that many of its scenes are “fictional re-creations” of real events.
<one brother filed a disclaimer, allowing all of the estate to go to his poorer siblings>
First Known Use of disclaimer
Legal Definition of disclaimer
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 : 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 : a writing that embodies a disclaimer
Origin 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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