disclaim

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verb dis·claim \dis-ˈklām\

Definition of disclaim

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

  3. 2a obsolete :  to disavow all part or shareb :  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 English Language Learners

disclaim

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verb dis·claim \dis-ˈklām\

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

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verb dis·claim \dis-ˈklām\

Definition of disclaim for Students

disclaimed

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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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