disclaim

verb

dis·​claim dis-ˈklām How to pronounce disclaim (audio)
disclaimed; disclaiming; disclaims

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

the prisoner disclaimed any part in the prank her spokesperson flatly disclaimed the marriage rumor circulating in the press
Recent Examples on the Web The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement made here. Kansas City Star, 3 July 2024 Except as required by law, Moderna disclaims any intention or responsibility for updating or revising any forward-looking statements contained in this press release in the event of new information, future developments or otherwise. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 July 2024 The Company disclaims any intention to, and undertakes no obligation to, revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, a future event, or otherwise. Miami Herald, 1 July 2024 The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Sacramento Bee, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for disclaim 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of disclaim was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Disclaim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disclaim. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

disclaim

verb
dis·​claim dis-ˈklām How to pronounce disclaim (audio)
: to deny being a part of or responsible for : disown
the student disclaimed any part in the prank

Legal Definition

disclaim

intransitive verb
dis·​claim dis-ˈklām How to pronounce disclaim (audio)
: 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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