disclaimer

noun
dis·​claim·​er | \-ˈklā-mər \

Definition of disclaimer 

1a : a denial or disavowal of legal claim : relinquishment of or formal refusal to accept an interest or estate

b : a writing that embodies a legal disclaimer

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Synonyms for disclaimer

Synonyms

quitclaim, release, waiver

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Examples of disclaimer in a Sentence

The documentary opens with a disclaimer that many of its scenes are “fictional re-creations” of real events. one brother filed a disclaimer, allowing all of the estate to go to his poorer siblings

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For instance, ads from Energy In Depth carried a disclaimer on Twitter — but not on Facebook — that they were paid for by Independent Petroleum Association of America. Casey Newton, The Verge, "One way Twitter’s ad archive improves on Facebook’s," 3 Nov. 2018 But there's no disclaimer in the video or the surrounding text. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Another Tesla with Autopilot crashed into a stationary object—the driver is suing," 30 Oct. 2018 Shop them all below, and then live your best Chrissy life (disclaimer: John and his magical voice are sadly not included). Krystyna Chávez, Marie Claire, "Chrissy Teigen's Headband of The Day Is the Best Thing on Instagram," 9 Aug. 2018 David Bodney, a First Amendment attorney who often represents The Republic, pointed to the disclaimers. Yihyun Jeong, azcentral, "Scottsdale school board president isn't laughing over parody account, sues for $1.5M," 16 May 2018 By obligating disclosures, all posts from sources that received data would forever be tagged with a disclaimer. Jeff Stibel, USA TODAY, "Facebook fallout: Our brains aren't as well equipped to decide if a company is trustworthy," 29 May 2018 Our teacher, Amber Harrison of the Yoga Yurt, began class with a few disclaimers. Author: Christine Cunningham, Anchorage Daily News, "Goat yoga comes to Alaska: part workout, part petting zoo, all fun," 25 June 2018 What lingered with me most, however, was a small disclaimer at the start of the gathering from Kristi Key, the school’s director of academics. Danny Heitman, WSJ, "The Case for the Do-Nothing Summer," 21 June 2018 Claure's new tweet used the same text but added a link to a disclaimer for investors. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Sprint says merger with “fiercest rival” will “create robust competition”," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of disclaimer

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

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disclaimer

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English Language Learners Definition of disclaimer

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

disclaimer

noun
dis·​claim·​er | \dis-ˈklā-mər \

Legal Definition of disclaimer 

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 : 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 : a writing that embodies a disclaimer

History and Etymology for 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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