disclaim

verb dis·claim \ dis-ˈklām \

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 in a Sentence

  1. the prisoner disclaimed any part in the prank

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

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Origin and Etymology of disclaim

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


DISCLAIM Defined for English Language Learners

disclaim

verb

Definition of disclaim for English Language Learners

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


DISCLAIM Defined for Kids

disclaim

verb dis·claim \ dis-ˈklām \

Definition of disclaim for Students

disclaimed; disclaiming
: to deny being part of or responsible for Everyone disclaimed any part in the prank.

Law Dictionary

disclaim

intransitive verb dis·claim \ dis-ˈklām \

legal Definition of disclaim

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