from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To deny or renounce any claim to or connection with; disown.
- transitive v. To deny the validity of; repudiate.
- transitive v. Law To renounce one's right or claim to.
- intransitive v. Law To renounce a right or claim.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To renounce all claim to; to deny ownership of or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.
- v. To deny, as a claim; to refuse.
- v. To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.
- transitive v. To deny, as a claim; to refuse.
- transitive v. To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office.
- transitive v. To disavow or renounce all part, claim, or share.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deny or relinquish all claim to; reject as not belonging to one's self; renounce: as, he disclaims any riġht to interfere in the affairs of his neighbor; he disclaims all pretension to military skill.
- To deny responsibility for or approval of; disavow; disown; deny.
- To refuse to acknowledge; renounce; reject.
- In law, to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office.
- In heraldry, to subject to a disclaimer; declare not to be entitled to bear the arms assumed. See disclaimer, 4.
- To disavow all claim, part, or share: with in.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a disclaimer about
- v. renounce a legal claim or title to
Middle English disclaimen, from Anglo-Norman desclaimer : des-, dis- + claimer, to claim (from Latin clāmāre, to cry out; see claim).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman disclaimer, from Old French desclamer (French: déclamer), des- + clamer. (Wiktionary)