Definitions for: Disclaim

[v] make a disclaimer about; "He disclaimed any responsibility"
[v] renounce a legal claim or title to

Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*claim", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disclaimed; p. pr.
& vb. n. Disclaiming.]
1. To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or
responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.

He calls the gods to witness their offense;
Disclaims the war, asserts his innocence. --Dryden.

He disclaims the authority of Jesus. --Farmer.

2. To deny, as a claim; to refuse.

The payment was irregularly made, if not disclaimed.

3. (Law) To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow
another's claim; to decline accepting, as an estate,
interest, or office. --Burrill.

Syn: To disown; disavow; renounce; repudiate.

Dis*claim", v. t.
To disavow or renounce all part, claim, or share.

Disclaim in, Disclaim from, to disown; to disavow. [Obs.]
``Nature disclaims in thee.'' --Shak.

Antonyms: claim, take

See Also: deny, foreswear, quit, relinquish, renounce

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