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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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Examples from the web for disclaimer
  • Click here for limitations and restrictions on use and to read the disclaimer.
  • The university makes them available, with a disclaimer asking rights holders to get in touch if they object.
  • Please take special notice of the language disclaimer.
  • Some bloggers are ignoring the new edicts, others are putting a little disclaimer at the bottom of their posts.
  • The disclaimer is a tragically underused literary device.
  • He ordered the ads halted unless a disclaimer was carried.
  • The trouble with this necessary disclaimer is that it isn't true.
  • But his disclaimer on this point is direct and complete.
  • His disclaimer doubled as a statement of principle and, on some level, as low-impact shtick.
  • They do, however, have a disclaimer in place warning bidders to be sure to understand what they're buying.
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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