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disclaim

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verb dis·claim \dis-ˈklām\

Simple Definition of disclaim

  • : to say that you do not have (something, such as knowledge, responsibility, etc.)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disclaim

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a disclaimer

  3. 2 a obsolete :  to disavow all part or share b :  to utter denial

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to renounce a legal claim to

  6. 2 :  deny, disavow <disclaimed any knowledge of the contents of the letter>

Examples of disclaim in a sentence

  1. <the prisoner disclaimed any part in the prank>

  2. <her spokesperson flatly disclaimed the marriage rumor circulating in the press>



Origin and Etymology of disclaim

Middle English, from Anglo-French disclaimer, from dis- + claimer to claim


First Known Use: 15th century


DISCLAIM Defined for Kids

disclaim

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verb dis·claim \dis-ˈklām\

Definition of disclaim for Students

disclaimed

disclaiming

  1. :  to deny being part of or responsible for <Everyone disclaimed any part in the prank.>




Law Dictionary

disclaim

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intransitive verb dis·claim \dis-ˈklām\

Legal Definition of disclaim

  1. :  to make a disclaimer

  2. transitive verb
  3. 1 :  to reject or relinquish a claim to (as an interest in an estate)

  4. 2a :  to deny or reject the right, validity, or authority of b :  to negate or limit the rights under (a warranty)

disclaimant

\-ˈklā-mənt\ noun




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