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

  • n. The act or an instance of disavowing; renunciation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the act of disclaiming or something disclaimed
  • n. a renunciation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A disavowing or disowning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of disclaiming; a disavowing; specifically, in Scots law, the act of a vassal disavowing or disclaiming a person as his superior, whether the person so disclaimed be the superior or not.


Medieval Latin disclāmātiō, disclāmātiōn-, from disclāmātus, past participle of disclāmāre, to disclaim, probably from Anglo-Norman desclaimer, disclamer; see disclaim.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • It is time for peace for compromise for mutual disclamation.

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  • Indeed, I reserve the rest of the piece until I can obtain admission to the Bannatine Club, 13 when I propose to throw off an edition, limited according to the rules of that erudite Society, with a facsimile of the manuscript, emblazonry of the family arms surrounded by their quartering, and a handsome disclamation of family pride, with HAEC NOS NOVIMUS ESSE

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • It may be guessed by some that I had a certain parish in my eye, and this makes it proper I should add a word of disclamation.

    A Lowden Sabbath Morn

  • Raleigh rose to retire, and Tressilian would have been so ill-timed in his courtesy as to offer to relinquish his own place to his friend, had not the acute glance of Raleigh himself, who seemed no in his native element, made him sensible that so ready a disclamation of the royal favour might be misinterpreted.


  • —It may be guessed by some that I had a certain parish in my eye, and this makes it proper I should add a word of disclamation.

    V. A Lowden Sabbath Morn

  • Having entered upon a course of disclamation, I should like to make a mild protest against a further charge that Georgian Poetry has merely encouraged a small clique of mutually indistinguishable poetasters to abound in their own and each other's sense or nonsense.

    Georgian Poetry 1920-22

  • I cannot tell with what sort of disclamation I sought to reply.

    The Wrecker

  • Thus, even Dryden's repeated disclamation of puns, points, and quibbles, and all the repentance of his more sober hours, was unable, so soon as he began to translate Ovid, to prevent his sliding back into the practice of that false wit with which his earlier productions are imbued.

    The Dramatic Works of John Dryden

  • The moment Mr. Pembroke had uttered the shibboleth, with the appropriate gesture, the bibliopolist greeted him, notwithstanding every disclamation, by the title of

    The Waverley

  • There was a serious gravity of expression in the disclamation with which Major Bridgenorth replied to the thanks tendered to him by Lady

    Peveril of the Peak


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