Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A repudiation or denial of responsibility or connection.
  • noun Law A declining of responsibility or liability for something.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.
  • noun The act of disclaiming; denial of pretensions or claims.
  • noun In law: Of a trust or estate: a refusal to accept; a renunciation, as by one named executor in a will.
  • noun A plea in equity, or an answer under the code practice, by a defendant, renouncing all claim upon or interest in the subject of the demand made by the plaintiff, and thus barring the action as against him.
  • noun An express or implied denial by a tenant that he holds an estate of his lord; a denial of tenure, by plea or otherwise.
  • noun An instrument executed by a patentee abandoning a part of his claim of invention. By this means a patent may be saved which otherwise would be void because too comprehensive.
  • noun In heraldry: A proclamation or announcement made by English heralds, during their regular visitations, of such persons as were found claiming or using armorial bearings to which they had no right. The record of such a proclamation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.
  • noun (Law) A denial, disavowal, or renunciation, as of a title, claim, interest, estate, or trust; relinquishment or waiver of an interest or estate.
  • noun A public disavowal, as of pretensions, claims, opinions, and the like.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.
  • noun A public disavowal, as of pretensions, claims, opinions, and the like.
  • noun law A denial, disavowal, or renunciation, as of a title, claim, interest, estate, or trust; relinquishment or waiver of an interest or estate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun denial of any connection with or knowledge of
  • noun (law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, denial of a feudal claim, from Anglo-Norman desclaimer, to disclaim, denial of a feudal claim; see disclaim.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

disclaim +‎ -er (Etymology 5); from Anglo-Norman disclaimer, from Old French desclamer

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