disclaimer

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noun dis·claim·er \-ˈklā-mər\

Definition of disclaimer

  1. 1a :  a denial or disavowal of legal claim :  relinquishment of or formal refusal to accept an interest or estateb :  a writing that embodies a legal disclaimer

  2. 2a :  denial, disavowalb :  repudiation

Examples of disclaimer in a Sentence

  1. The documentary opens with a disclaimer that many of its scenes are fictional re-creations of real events.

  2. one brother filed a disclaimer, allowing all of the estate to go to his poorer siblings

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15th Century

First Known Use of disclaimer

15th century


DISCLAIMER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of disclaimer for English Language Learners

  • : a statement that is meant to prevent an incorrect understanding of something (such as a book, a movie, or an advertisement)


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disclaimer

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noun dis·claim·er \dis-ˈklā-mər\

Legal Definition of disclaimer

  1. 1 :  a refusal or disavowal of something that one has a right to claim; specifically :  a relinquishment or formal refusal to accept an interest or estate — see also qualified disclaimer

  2. 2 :  a denial of responsibility for a thing or act: as a :  a negation or limitation of the rights under a warranty given by a seller to a buyer b :  a denial of coverage by an insurance company

  3. 3 :  a writing that embodies a disclaimer

Origin and Etymology of disclaimer

Anglo-French desclamer, from desclamer to disavow, deny, from Old French des-, prefix marking reversal + clamer to claim — see claim



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