disclaim
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /dɪsˈkleɪm/
Verb

disclaim (disclaims, present participle disclaiming; past and past participle disclaimed)

  1. To renounce all claim to; to deny ownership of or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.
    • 1697, John Dryden translating Virgil, Aeneid Book VII
      He calls the gods to witness their offence; / Disclaims the war, asserts his innocence.
    • He disclaims the authority of Jesus.
    • 1901, W. W. Jacobs, The Monkey's Paw
      "I was to say that Maw and Meggins disclaim all responsibility," continued the other. "They admit no liability at all, but in consideration of your son's services they wish to present you with a certain sum as compensation."
  2. To deny, as a claim; to refuse.
    • The payment was irregularly made, if not disclaimed.
  3. (legal) 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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