quit claim

quitclaim

[kwit-kleym]
noun Law.
1.
a transfer of all one's interest, as in a parcel of real estate, especially without a warranty of title.
verb (used with object)
2.
to quit or give up claim to (a possession, right, etc.).

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English quitclayme < Anglo-French quiteclame, derivative of quiteclamer to declare quit. See quit1 (adj.), claim

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quitclaim (ˈkwɪtˌkleɪm)
 
n
1.  a formal renunciation of any claim against a person or of a right to land
 
vb
2.  (tr)
 a.  to renounce (a claim) formally
 b.  to declare (a person) free from liability
 
[C14: from Anglo-French quiteclame, from quitequit + clamer to declare (from Latin clamāre to shout)]

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