disclaimer

noun

dis·​claim·​er dis-ˈklā-mər How to pronounce disclaimer (audio)
1
a
: 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
2

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
Recent Examples on the Web Now, past performance is no indicator of future results, as the old legal disclaimer goes. David Baldacci, Peoplemag, 15 Apr. 2024 This year, there were more than 50, county records show. ‘Check the disclaimer’ Records show that more than $300,000 of the money spent by the laborers union was paid to Margin Victories, the company founded by Jehoan Espinoza out of a post office box in Allied Gardens. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Apr. 2024 Trump denies any wrongdoing, saying the statements actually lowballed his fortune, came with disclaimers and weren’t taken at face value by the institutions that lent to or insured him. Michael R. Sisak, Fortune, 2 Apr. 2024 This disclaimer emphasizes the importance of consulting a local doctor and highlights the potential risks of traveling abroad for the procedure. Chris Gallagher, Journal Sentinel, 28 Mar. 2024 Neal Brennan begins his forthcoming Netflix special with a disclaimer of sorts. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Mar. 2024 Companies that sell short-term plans must also provide consumers with a disclaimer detailing the limits of services and amounts the plans cover. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 Trump and his co-defendants denied any wrongdoing, saying the statements actually lowballed his fortune, came with disclaimers and weren't taken at face value by the institutions that lent to or insured him. Compiled Bydemocrat-Gazette Stafffrom Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 26 Mar. 2024 According to these disclaimers, any essay paper produced by the website should be used as a model paper for your own essay. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 18 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of disclaimer was in 1623

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“Disclaimer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disclaimer. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

disclaimer

noun
dis·​claim·​er dis-ˈklā-mər How to pronounce disclaimer (audio)
: an act of disclaiming : a statement that denies responsibility : denial

Legal Definition

disclaimer

noun
dis·​claim·​er dis-ˈklā-mər How to pronounce disclaimer (audio)
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
Etymology

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

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