American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To deny or renounce any claim to or connection with; disown.
- v. To deny the validity of; repudiate.
- v. Law To renounce one's right or claim to.
- v. Law To renounce a right or claim.
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.
- 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. law To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.
- v. To deny, as a claim; to refuse.
- v. (Law) To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office.
- v. To disavow or renounce all part, claim, or share.
- v. make a disclaimer about
- v. renounce a legal claim or title to
- From Anglo-Norman disclaimer, from Old French desclamer (French: déclamer), des- + clamer. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“ Padua in Italy they have a stone called the stone of turpitude, near the senate-house, where spendthrifts, and such as disclaim non-payment of debts, do sit with their hinder parts bare, that by that note of disgrace others may be terrified from all such vain expense, or borrowing more than they can tell how to pay.”
“At the same time, more people are opting for plans that allow their heirs to "disclaim," or decline, part of their inheritance, thereby reducing their estate.”
“And finally, if an intellectual property right holder wants to "disclaim" or "waive" her rights, what business is it of WIPOs?”
“By their own admission in the words of their signed contracts with government agencies, voting machine vendors" disclaim "or refuse to stand behind their products.”
“One third of those who disclaim all religious affiliation this year will report some affiliation next year, and their departure will be offset by people who claimed a religious affiliation this year, but next year will report none.”
“Though not visible in that figure, the same applies to the religion/no-religion line; that is, the frequency of marriages between people with some religious identity and people who disclaim any religious identity.”
“This is just as true among Americans with graduate degrees as it is among high school dropouts, as true in the secular Northeast as in the devout Deep South, and equally true at all ages, among all races, and in all religious traditions, including those who disclaim all formal religious affiliation!”
“The protesters aren't ideologues and most disclaim membership in either political parties or unions, though some of the strategic and organizational backbone of the movement has come from a recently formed political group called ¡Democracia Real YA!”
“People who disclaim are generally treated as if they had died before the person making the gift.”
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