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[dis-kley-mer] /dɪsˈkleɪ mər/
the act of disclaiming; the renouncing, repudiating, or denying of a claim; disavowal.
a person who disclaims.
a statement, document, or assertion that disclaims responsibility, affiliation, etc.; disavowal; denial.
Origin of disclaimer
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-French: to disclaim Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A few cases may also be cited showing how relentlessly this disclaimer is applied.

    Concerning Justice Lucilius A. Emery
  • Nevertheless, she restrained herself from making any disclaimer.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • She began to manipulate the coffee pot, without paying the slightest attention to Orde's disclaimer.

    The Riverman Stewart Edward White
  • He was painfully affected by this disclaimer of a charge which he had not made.

    Victory Joseph Conrad
  • Fordyce made no attempt to answer until he had thought out a new plan of action, occasioned by Klostivitch's disclaimer.

    A Sub and a Submarine Percy F. Westerman
British Dictionary definitions for disclaimer


a repudiation or denial
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for disclaimer

"denial of a claim," mid-15c., from Anglo-French disclaimer "disavowal, denial;" see disclaim. Infinitive used as a noun in Old French. Cf. waiver, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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disclaimer in Technology

Statement ritually appended to many Usenet postings (sometimes automatically, by the posting software) reiterating the fact (which should be obvious, but is easily forgotten) that the article reflects its author's opinions and not necessarily those of the organisation running the computer through which the article entered the network.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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