disclaim


dis·claim

verb \dis-ˈklām\

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

Full Definition of DISCLAIM

intransitive verb
1
:  to make a disclaimer
2
a obsolete :  to disavow all part or share
b :  to utter denial
transitive verb
1
:  to renounce a legal claim to
2
:  deny, disavow <disclaimed any knowledge of the contents of the letter>

Examples of DISCLAIM

  1. <the prisoner disclaimed any part in the prank>
  2. <her spokesperson flatly disclaimed the marriage rumor circulating in the press>

Origin of DISCLAIM

Middle English, from Anglo-French disclaimer, from dis- + claimer to claim
First Known Use: 15th century

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