Legal Dictionary

disclaim

Definition of disclaim

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪm

Etymology

    From Anglo-Norman disclaimer, from Old French desclamer (French: déclamer), des- "dis-" + clamer.

Verb

to disclaim (third-person singular simple present disclaims, present participle disclaiming, simple past and past participle disclaimed)

  1. To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.
  2. To deny, as a claim; to refuse.
  3. (law) To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office.

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