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Meaning of DISCLAIM

Pronunciation:  dis'kleym

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make a disclaimer about; "He disclaimed any responsibility"
  2. [v]  renounce a legal claim or title to

DISCLAIM is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Antonyms: claim, take
 See Also: deny, foreswear, quit, relinquish, renounce



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: To refuse a gift made in a will.
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