Definitions

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

  • noun The transfer of a title or deed to another, without warranty as to the extent of ownership on the part of the seller.
  • transitive verb To transfer (one's interest in property) without warranty as to the extent of ownership on the part of the seller.
  • adjective Of or relating to such a title, deed, or transfer without warranty.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In law; A deed of release; an instrument by which some claim, right, or title to an estate is relinquished to another.
  • noun A conveyance without any covenant or warranty, expressed or implied.
  • To quit or give up claim to; relinquish; release; acquit, as of an obligation.
  • In law, to quit or abandon a claim or title to by deed; convey without covenants of warranty against adverse titles or claims: as, to quitclaim a certain parcel of ground.

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

  • noun (Law) A release or relinquishment of a claim; a deed of release; an instrument by which some right, title, interest, or claim, which one person has, or is supposed to have, in or to an estate held by himself or another, is released or relinquished, the grantor generally covenanting only against persons who claim under himself.
  • transitive verb (Law) To release or relinquish a claim to; to release a claim to by deed, without covenants of warranty against adverse and paramount titles.

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

  • verb transitive To relinquish, release, or transfer a title, claim, or interest to another.
  • noun A renunciation of claims.
  • noun A deed that is a renunciation of claims to a parcel of real property and a transfer of one's claims to another; a quitclaim deed.

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

  • noun act of transferring a title or right or claim to another
  • noun document transferring title or right or claim to another

Etymologies

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

[Middle English quitclaime, from Anglo-Norman quiteclame, from quiteclamer, to release : quite, free; see quite + clamer, to proclaim (from Latin clāmāre; see claim).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

quit +‎ claim

Examples

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  • He wished his own quitclaim to the whole tyranny...

    - Malcolm Lowry, October Ferry to Gabriola

    July 30, 2008

  • They gave him a grand for a quitclaim just to save time and expense, and now somebody is going to make a million bucks clear, out of cutting the place up for residential property.

    Raymond Chandler, 1953, The Long Goodbye, chapter 25

    September 5, 2009