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disclaim

[dis-kleym] /dɪsˈkleɪm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deny or repudiate interest in or connection with; disavow; disown:
disclaiming all participation.
2.
Law. to renounce a claim or right to.
3.
to reject the claims or authority of.
verb (used without object)
4.
Law. to renounce or repudiate a legal claim or right.
5.
Obsolete. to disavow interest.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-French disclaimer, desclamer. See dis-1, claim
Related forms
undisclaimed, adjective
Can be confused
declaim, disclaim.
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  • Also she does disclaim extremely abusive parenting as an exception.
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British Dictionary definitions for disclaim

disclaim

/dɪsˈkleɪm/
verb
1.
(transitive) to deny or renounce (any claim, connection, etc)
2.
(transitive) to deny the validity or authority of
3.
(law) to renounce or repudiate (a legal claim or right)
Derived Forms
disclamation (ˌdɪskləˈmeɪʃən) noun
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Word Origin and History for disclaim
v.

c.1400, from Anglo-French disclaimer, Old French desclamer "disclaim, disavow," from des- (see dis-) + clamer "to call, cry out, claim" (see claim (v.)). Related: Disclaimed; disclaiming.

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